DOR-B0F6AB: Iron Age Coin: quarter stater of the British Iron Age, SW uninscribed (Durotrigian) type

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Unique ID: DOR-B0F6AB

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A gold quarter stater of the British Iron Age, South Western uninscribed (Durotrigian) type, dating to c. 80-50 BC. Three figures in a galley on the obverse and a zig-zag on the reverse.
Reference: ABC 2205 
Date: Late Iron Age
Diameter: 11.45 mm
Weight: 1.06 g
Die axis: 6

Although the coin is rather light for a gold quarter stater, the weights of the BM coin ranging from 1.33 to 1.53g. It is closer to the weights for silver pieces which range from 0.76 to 1.46g.  However, the colour of the coin does appear to be pale gold.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa AD 80
Date to: Circa AD 50

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.06 g
Diameter: 11.45 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Secondary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Quarter stater (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Secondary ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Durotriges
Geographic provenance: British South Western
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 2205
Obverse description: Three figure in a stylised galley
Obverse inscription: N/A
Reverse description: Zig-zag flanked by Y shaped elements and geometric shapes
Reverse inscription: N/A
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Sydling St. Nicholas (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY6399
Four figure Latitude: 50.7893798
Four figure longitude: -2.52627387
1:25K map: SY6399
1:10K map: SY69SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 5 months ago

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