Coins and Power in Late Iron Age Britain (New Studies in by John Creighton

By John Creighton

Cunobelin, Shakespeare's Cymbeline, governed a lot of south-east Britain within the years sooner than Claudius' legions arrived, developing the Roman province of Britannia. yet what will we be aware of of him and his rule, and that of competing dynasties in south-east Britain? This ebook examines the heritage to those, the 1st participants in British historical past. It explores the way rulers reinforced their energy by using imagery on cash, myths, language and fabric tradition. After the stopover at of Caesar in fifty five and fifty four BC, the shadow of Rome performed a basic position during this approach. Combining the archaeological, literary and numismatic facts, John Creighton paints a vibrant photo of the way humans in past due Iron Age Britain reacted to the altering international round them.

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