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COIN

Unique ID: SUR-C728DA

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A complete cast copper alloy Iron Age Gallo-Belgic potin attributed to the Suessiones tribe (Soissons region, north-east of Paris) and of 'Soissons Eye Boar' type dating from c.60 - 20 BC. Obverse: head, right. Reverse: Eye and boar motif pellets and neck torc below.

As ABC 85, BMC 444-447; Delestree and Tache I, 530-531A..

Notes:

This is an extremely rare coin for Britain, with only six other examples recorded on the database. It is much more common as a find on the Continent. The Suessiones "six peoples" lived around the river Aisne (Axona "river") and had their capital at Noviodunum "New Fort" modern Soissons (Aisne, Picardy), which is named after the tribe.

This is the only type of potin for which we have recorded a die matrix (SUR-08FD05) which was found a few miles away.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 60 BC
Date to: Circa 20 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.1 mm
Weight: 3 g
Diameter: 18.3 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Potin (Cast bronze)
Tribe: Suessiones
Geographic provenance: Continental Belgic
British Museum Catalogue type: 444-447x
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 85
Obverse description: Head facing right.
Reverse description: Eye and boar motif pellets and neck torc below.
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • Rudd (ABC) : 85

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Upton Grey (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6949
Four figure Latitude: 51.23601999
Four figure longitude: -1.01304644
1:25K map: SU6949
1:10K map: SU64NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Updated: About one year ago

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