HESH-DB45C2: Iron Age unit

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Unique ID: HESH-DB45C2

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver Iron Age unit dated to the late Iron Age 50BC-50 AD.

The unit is an Uninscribed East Anglian Silver Boar / Horse Type. A direct sub-type has not been found as the reverse horse faces left and all the published examples face right - images have been sent to the CCI and curators at the BM to help confirm this intial identification.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 50 BC
Date to: Circa AD 50

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 1.28 g
Diameter: 15.9 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
Tribe: Iceni
Geographic provenance: British East Anglia
Obverse description: Boar facing right, above back of boar heavily worn ring of pellets, above boar's head cross (saltire?) although this is unclear. All elements enclosed within a ring of pellets. The edge of the flan is slightly serrated.
Reverse description: Horse facing left, with ring and pellet enclosed by a ring of pellets above, and below ring and pellet. Exergue line formed from a solid horizontal bar with a series of verticle ribs extending below. The tail of the horse is thick and the mane is formed from a series of pellets
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
To be known as: Ancaster

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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