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The pre‐Roman Iron Age tribe living in central southern England between the Belgae to the south and the Catuvellauni to the north. Their capital appears to have been at Silchester, a site which later became the civitas capital after the Roman conquest. The Atrebates minted coins from about 75 bc onwards and from these it is possible to know the names of some of their leaders including Commius, Tincommius, and Verica. By the early 1st century ad it is likely that the Atrebatic territory had been subdivided into at least six socio‐economic zones, in three of which there were substantial, semi‐urbanized settlements or oppida.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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