Norfolk Museums Collections

Face-horse (coin)

Description:

In AD 43 the Roman Emperor Claudius chose to invade Britain. He personally received the submission of eleven British chieftains. Among these was Prasutagus, a king of the Iceni and husband of the warrior queen known to us as Boudica. Prasutagus became a Client King to the Romans. Read more

Materials:

silver

Measurements:

13 (diameter) 1.27 (weight)

Accession number:

NWHCM : 1996.14.43

On display at:

Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

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  • "Esu Prasto" may be just an honorary title meaning something like "elder above all others". It is not certain that it was issued by the husband of Boudica.

    - Rodney Scarle