Britain's First Inscribed Coins

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 31 October 2016

This coin, naming the ruler Commius, is probably the earliest evidence of writing in Britain. His name appears in its Celtic form, "COMMIOS". Later coins, such as those of his son Tincomarus, have inscriptions written in Latin. Gold coin of Commius from Southern England, circa 40-25 BCE. Found in a tumulus in about 1840 CE. T. G. Barnett Bequest. (The British Museum, London).



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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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