BH-EA4F35: Iron Age coin: Continental potin of the Leuci

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Unique ID: BH-EA4F35

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An Iron Age cast copper-alloy Gaulish bronze unit, or 'potin', produced in the territory of the Leuci, dating to c. 80-50 BC. Obverse: wreath head left. Reverse: boar left with a crude fleur-de-lis below. Allen, Catalogue of the Celtic Coins in the British Museum, Vol III, p. 93, no. 412ff; Delestre and Tache, Vol I, p. 64, cf. no. DT 227; H. Patat, Potins Celtes, p. 32, cf. 15.20, or similar.

For a simialr potin recorded on the Portable Antiquities Shcheme database see SUR-AC8716.


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Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: National importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 80 BC
Date to: Circa 50 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 1993 - Friday 31st December 1993

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Potin (Cast bronze)
Geographic provenance: Continental Gaulish (East Central)
Obverse description: wreath head left
Reverse description: boar left with a crude fleur-de-lis below
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Meppershall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL1436
Four figure Latitude: 52.0107321
Four figure longitude: -0.34042248
1:25K map: TL1436
1:10K map: TL13NW
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: 6 months ago

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