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A British tribe and civitas. The Catuvellauni first appear in Dio Cassius' account of the Claudian invasion of ad 43, where they led the opposition to the Roman forces. We can trace the tribal kingdom back at least three generations to a king called Tasciovanus by the coins issued by him and his successor Cunobelinus. In fact, it seems likely that the chief called Cassivellaunus who had opposed Caesar in 54 bc had already begun to carve out the Catuvellaunian kingdom. The civitas which the Romans created in the mid‐70s reflects this expansion. The civitas capital was at Verulamium, the original capital of Tasciovanus' kingdom.

Subjects: Archaeology — British History.

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