COIN

Unique ID: LIN-2A04A1

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A silver Iron Age unit of the boar/horse type. On the obverse is a boar right with a pellet and crescent above and a pellet within a disc below. On the reverse is a stylised horse right with a crescent and pellet above.

The coin dates from 50-20 BC, and corresponds with Brtish Museum catalogue number 3215.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa 50 BC
Date to: Circa 20 BC

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 14.9 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 27th August 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Central Searchers, Alford, Lincs held Friday 26th August 2011 - Monday 29th August 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Becky Sanderson - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mrs Becky Sanderson - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 335

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Unit (silver) [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Geographic provenance: British North Eastern [scope notes | view all attributed records]
British Museum Catalogue type: 3215
Mack Type: 410 [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 875.0 [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Obverse description: Boar right with pellet within a crescent above and pellet within a disc below.
Reverse description: Stylised horse right with a pellet within a crescent above.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Iron Age silver unit

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Lincolnshire
District: East Lindsey
Parish: Alford

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF4476
Four figure Latitude: 53.261461 Four figure longitude: 0.157404
1:25K map: TF4476
1:10K map: TF47NW
WOEID: 26348816
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: Friday 27th January 2012
Updated: Friday 27th January 2012

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