SOM-6F3D09: Iron Age silver unit (Dobunni)

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Unique ID: SOM-6F3D09

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete, uninscribed, Iron Age silver unit, c. 50-20 BC. Cotswold Eagle type, issued by the Dobunni/Western Region. 

Obv: Moon head right, pelleted crescents for hair, stalk lips. 

Rev: Triple-tailed annulate horse left, 'flower' motif below, crescent above.

Diameter: 18.07mm, weight: 0.81g. ABC 2015/8. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 50 BC
Date to: Circa 20 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.81 g
Diameter: 18.07 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC 019690

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Unit (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Secondary ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Dobunni
Geographic provenance: British Western
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 2015
Obverse description: Moon head right, pelleted crescents for hair, stalk lips.
Reverse description: Triple-tailed annulate horse, 'flower' motif below, crescent above.
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
Parish or ward: Shipham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST4458
Four figure Latitude: 51.31833716
Four figure longitude: -2.8049454
1:25K map: ST4458
1:10K map: ST45NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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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Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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