|The obverse shows a boat with two figures. An S shaped object appears on the left, with an array of pellets to the right.
The obverse is sometimes rotated 180 degrees and described as a stylised animal (normally a boar but sometimes a wolf), but the arguments for this are unconvincing and the text required to describe the design as a boar or other abstract animal becomes increasingly convoluted. We have a mug on this topic 🙂
A possible interpretation of the boat and its passengers was presented by Daphne Nash Briggs in “Reading the images on lron-Age coins: I. the sun-boat and its passengers“.
|An elongated S shaped line (the thunderbolt) runs vertically, bisecting a straight horizontal line. The upper right quadrant contains a pellet triad and a butterfly shaped object. The lower left quadrant contains an L shaped object, with pellets in front. The remaning quadrants contain torcs and pellets.
Note that the intended orientation on the reverse is unknown.
- An ideal present for the coin collector in your life who is just too difficult to buy for, or for yourself when you can't afford a new coin.
- 325 ml (11oz) ceramic mug
- Handwash only because dishwashers will destroy anything given enough time
- It takes our suppliers 3 to 5 working days to produce these mugs, so don't wait too long if you need one soon