Silver Iceni Coin from the time of Boudicca, Britain, Late 1st Century BC
This is a “face/horse” type coin. It shows a Celticized head facing right; a branch behind. On the reverse, a horse prances right; a wheel above and a lozenge below.
Boudicca was queen of the Iceni tribe, a Celtic tribe of Britain, who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire.
The Iceni began producing coins c. 10 BC. They were a distinctive adaptation of the Gallo-Belgic “face/horse” design, and in some early issues, most numerous near Norwich, the horse was replaced with a boar. Some coins are inscribed ECENI, making them the only coin-producing group to use their tribal name on coins.