Coin, Iron Age silver coin, Iceni Subriiprasto Esico Fecit type face-horse of Prasutagus, c50-60 AD; obverse, Romanized head left, ring and pellet motif in front; reverse, horse right, ring and pellet motif above, crescent in front, floral arrangement of pellets below
In AD 43 the Roman Emperor Claudius invaded Britain. By this time, native society was made up of territorially-based tribal groups. The Iceni inhabited the area we now call Norfolk as well as parts of Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. They swiftly entered into a treaty relationship with Rome. Such ‘client kingdoms’ were normally strategically positioned on the periphery of Rome’s troublesome frontiers, and retained Roman protection.