IOW-BC3F15: Iron Age Coin: Uninscribed South Western (Durotrigan) Stater. Treasure case no. 2010 T307-1

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Unique ID: IOW-BC3F15

Object type certainty: Certain
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Ten Iron Age silver staters. Treasure case no. 2010 T307. The coins consist of ten silver uninscribed staters, of types associated with the Durotriges, a people thought to have inhabited an area covering the modern county of Dorset, parts of Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire and the Isle of Wight during the late Iron Age. All were produced in the mid to late first century BC (about 60 to 20 BC). They are all of the same type, VA 1235 / BMC 2525 ff, although one (coin no. 6 superficially appears lower in silver content than the others, but this cannot be verified without analysis).

VA = Van Arsdell, Celtic Coinage of Britain, London, 1989; BMC = Hobbs, British Iron Age Coins in the British Museum 1996; CCI = Celtic Coin Index (Oxford and online www.finds.org.uk/CCI).

Notes:

2010 T307 Newport, Isle of Wight
REPORT TO HM CORONER
Circumstances of discovery
Ten Iron Age coins were found by members of the Vectis Searchers metal-detecting club (John Hardy (two coins), Richard Armiger, Jane Clark (two coins), Alan Richardson (three coins), Tom Winch and Wayne Hobbs) during a club rally near Newport, Isle of Wight on 28th April 2010 and on 12th May. They were found scattered within a 100m square area of pasture. The coins were reported to the Finds Liaison Officer for the Isle of Wight, Frank Basford and brought to the British Museum for identification.
The coins
The coins consist of ten silver uninscribed staters, of types associated with the Durotriges, a people thought to have inhabited an area covering the modern county of Dorset, parts of Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire and the Isle of Wight during the late Iron Age. All were produced in the mid to late first century BC (about 60 to 20 BC). They are all of the same type, VA 1235 / BMC 2525 ff, although one (coin no. 6 superficially appears lower in silver content than the others, but this cannot be verified without analysis).
The weights, finders and CCI numbers are given below (nos. 2010 T307-1 to -10):
  1. CCI: 10.1110 Wayne Hobbs 4.28g
  2. CCI: 10.1111 Tom Winch 3.88g
  3. CCI: 10.1112 Alan Richardson 3.99g
  4. CCI: 10.1113 Alan Richardson 2.67g (worn)
  5. CCI: 10.1114 Alan Richardson 3.76g
  6. CCI: 10.1115 John Hardy 4.86g (base?)
  7. CCI: 10.1116 Jane Clark 4.42g
  8. CCI: 10.1117 Jane Clark 3.83g
  9. CCI: 10.1118 Richard Armiger 4.34g
  10. CCI: 10.1119 John Hardy 4.40g
The coins above have been recorded with the CCI as CCI nos 10.1110-1119.
VA = Van Arsdell, Celtic Coinage of Britain, London, 1989
BMC = Hobbs, British Iron Age Coins in the British Museum 1996
CCI = Celtic Coin Index (Oxford and online www.finds.org.uk/CCI )
Recommendation
These coins satisfy the various criteria of the Treasure Act. They are more than 300 years old and the find comprises two or more coins with precious metal content in excess of the 10% threshold. They are of the same type and it is likely that they are therefore part of the same find.
Conclusion
I would conclude that the present coins should be regarded as a prima facie case of treasure under the terms of the Treasure Act (1996).
Dr Eleanor Ghey
Department of Coins and Medals
The British Museum

17 December 2010

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Returned to finders, 07/03/2011
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2010T307

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 60 BC
Date to: Circa 20 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 10

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 28th April 2010

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Eleanor Ghey

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Treasure case no. 2010 T307
Treasure case number: 2010T307

Materials and construction

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

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: Newport

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Returned to finders, 07/03/2011
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

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