SWYOR-24CD31: Iron Age coin; cast potin

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-24CD31

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An Iron Age coin; a cast copper alloy broken potin of Flat linear type, Class I, probably angular bull type. The coin dates from 85 BC - 50 BC. The fragment is 16.2mm long, 11.5mm wide and 1.1mm thick. It weighs 0.69g. It shows Apollo's head facing left on the obverse, and a charging bull on the reverse. For reference see BMC Hobbs number 670ff; Rudd 171.

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 85 BC
Date from certainty: Certain
Date to: Circa 50 BC
Date to certainty: Certain

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.2 mm
Width: 11.5 mm
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 0.69 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 3rd October 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by:
Identified by: Dr Eleanor Ghey
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Potin (Cast bronze)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Geographic provenance: British South Eastern
Obverse description: Head of Apollo left
Reverse description: Bull charging left
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Hobbs (BM) : 670ff
  • Rudd (ABC) : 171

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
District: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Marr (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5105
Four figure Latitude: 53.539179
Four figure longitude: -1.231923
1:25K map: SE5105
1:10K map: SE50NW
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

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Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: Friday 12th December 2008
Updated: Thursday 21st April 2011

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