NARC-5F5173: Iron Age coin: Gold stater

Rights Holder: Northamptonshire County Council
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Unique ID: NARC-5F5173

Object type certainty: Certain
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British Iron Age gold stater; early uninscribed 'British L' (Whaddon Chase) type. VA1476-5; BM306-328. This type is well represented in the East and South Midlands of England. This coin weighs 5.9g, is 2.4 mm thick, and has a diameter of 17.7mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 60 BC
Date to: Circa 50 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.4 mm
Weight: 5.9 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 20th April 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Steven Ashby
Identified by: Dr Steven Ashby

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Stater (gold)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Secondary ruler/issuer:
Geographic provenance: British Not defined (early uninscribed)
Obverse description: Abstract wreath pattern
Obverse inscription: None
Reverse description: Naturalistic horse, right
Reverse inscription: None
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Van Arsdell (VA) : 1476-5
  • Hobbs (BM) : 306-328

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Kislingbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7059
Four figure Latitude: 52.22476596
Four figure longitude: -0.97663826
1:25K map: SP7059
1:10K map: SP75NW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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