BUC-6CFB85: Iron Age gold stater

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Unique ID: BUC-6CFB85

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Published Find published

Both coins are British Iron Age gold staters of a type known as 'British LA' or 'Whaddon Chase' (BM 295 = VA 1476). Similar coins accounted for 60 of the 73 coins reported from the same site in 2006 (2006T640). These coins would have been produced between about 60 and 50 BC.

Date and Metal Content

The coins satisfy the terms of the Treasure Act with regard to age and metal content. They are certainly more than 300 years old and have precious metal contents in excess of the 10% threshold. The coins' type and the circumstances of their discovery suggest that they are related to both the earlier discovery (2006T640) and the original Whaddon Chase hoard.


In October 2007, two metal detectorists discovered two Iron Age coins whilst searching with metal-detectors. The reported findspot of these coins was the same as that of the larger group discovered in 2005/2006 (see 2006T640). The present finds should be considered as addenda to this (and, therefore, also associated with the 1849 Whaddon Chase hoard).

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: National importance

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Bucks County Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2007T608


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Identified by: Dr Ian Leins
Secondary identifier: Ms Ros Tyrrell

Other reference numbers

Other reference: See also initial 73: 2006T640
Treasure case number: 2007T608
Museum accession number: 2008.74.

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
To be known as: East of Buckingham area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Bucks County Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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