HESH-544227: Iron Age coin: silver Western unit

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Unique ID: HESH-544227

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Silver Western uninscribed silver unit broadly attributed to the Dubonnic tribe. Similar to Hobbs 3012


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Date from: 10 BC
Date to: AD 25

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 0.79 g
Diameter: 12.7 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Unit (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Secondary ruler/issuer:
Geographic provenance: British Western
Obverse description: Much debased profile of head facing right, with a series of pellets and curvi-linear lines in front of nose. The eye is formed with a ring (annulet) with a pellet at centre.
Reverse description: Horse facing left. The body of the horse is formed from two ring and dots, the tail has three strands . The head is mostly off flan, but the eye is formed with a further ring and dot. Under / between legs of horse is single pellet, between tail and back leg and front lega and head are further ring and dot patterns. Above horses back and tail are two pellets and above these centrally is either a star or wheel shaped pattern.
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Weston Under Penyard

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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