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Atrebates

This tribe occupied south-central England as well as some of Belgic Gaul. The leader of the Atrebates in Britain from 50 BC was Commius, who fled to Britain after fighting the Romans in Gaul. He also ruled over the neighbouring Regni (who occupied what is now West Sussex) His lands were split up under his sons, Tincommius Eppillus and Verica.

Tincommius adopted a pro-Roman policy and was recognised by the Emperor Augustus as a ‘client-King’ in 15BC. Like his brother Verica, who issued coins bearing a vine leaf motif and ruled the area of Regni, he came under pressure from Cunobelinus (see the Catuvellauni) and eventually fled to Rome.

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