BH-A882C1: Iron Age coin: half unit of the Catuvellauni (probably)

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-A882C1

Object type certainty: Certain
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An Iron Age copper-alloy half unit, probably of the North Thames region / Catuvellauni dating to the period 25 BC to 10 AD. The obverse possibly depicts a bearded head facing right. The reverse depicts a quadruped, probably either a boar or a horse, facing left.

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 25 BC
Date to: Circa AD 10

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.24 g
Diameter: 15.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2021 - Friday 31st December 2021

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Unit (copper alloy)
Tribe: Catuvellauni
Geographic provenance: British South Eastern
Obverse description: Possibly a bearded head right
Reverse description: Boar or horse facing left
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ashwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL2540
Four figure Latitude: 52.04431072
Four figure longitude: -0.17877547
1:25K map: TL2540
1:10K map: TL24SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 2 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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