Poses problems. On his coins he claimed to be a son of Commius, king of the Atrebates c.50 bc, but these were struck in the early first century ad. Moreover, Dio Cassius reports ‘a certain Berikos’ seeking help from the emperor Claudius c.ad 42, and thus facilitating the Roman invasion. Unless there are two Vericas, it seems more likely that he was a grandson of Commius. He appears to have been pushed out of his Atrebatian territories by Epaticcus, a son of Tasciovanus.
Subjects: British History.