SF-6F6E56: Iron Age coin

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Unique ID: SF-6F6E56

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver unit, a "Bury" early Face-Horse Icenian type, Hobbs 3533 - 3535, Gregory Bury type B. Worn (and cleaned?).


John Talbot notes: The Bury B is die combination E 20; this obverse die was used until it was extremely worn. It must be one of the most common EFH dies as this is the 23rd that has been recorded.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Date from: 50 BC
Date to: 1 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.32 g
Diameter: 14.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Judith Plouviez
Identified by: Judith Plouviez

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Unit (silver)
Obverse description: head to r with elaborate headdress/hair and spiral or circle at ear.
Reverse description: Horse to r with decorated harness strap. Small ring above and wheel motif above that. The wheel has a small pellet centre with ring around, then spokes and an outer small pellet ring; the spokes meet alternate pellets. Hollow star below.
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Little Wilbraham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL5525
Four figure Latitude: 51.901986
Four figure longitude: 0.251559
1:25K map: TL5525
1:10K map: TL52NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Hobbs, R. 1996 British Iron Age Coins in the British Museum London British Museum Press 3533-3535

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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