IOW-DA10F4: Iron Age Coin: Inscribed silver 'CRAB' Stater

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-DA10F4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

British Iron Age South-Western (Durotriges) silver unit inscribed 'CRAB'; c. AD 10-40. ABC 1385; VA1285; BMC2788.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: AD 10
Date to: AD 40

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.89 g
Diameter: 13 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st April 2007

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2007-23-19

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Unit (silver)
Ruler/issuer: CRAB
Secondary ruler/issuer:
Geographic provenance: British South Western
Obverse description: A three-stranded cross of pellets radiating from a large pellet and ring at the centre. A letter of CRAB in each quadrant
Obverse inscription: C/R/A/B
Reverse description: An eagle with head turned to right
Reverse inscription: None
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

  • Hobbs (BM) : 2788
  • Van Arsdell (VA) : 1285

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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 158 2788

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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