GLO-0C12F8: Iron Age Silver unit

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COIN

Unique ID: GLO-0C12F8

Object type certainty: Certain
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Iron Age Silver unit

"Monnaies-a-la-croix" type, c. 200-118 BC, Depeyrot type 220-221

Diameter 17mm thickness 2.1mm, weight 3.02g

Obverse: Almost blank (possible remains of head?)

Reverse: Cross with crescents and small pellets in each of the segments.

Condition: Very fine

These coins were produced in the Languedoc region of southern France in the second century BC and are, as such, usually attributed to the Volcae Arecomici (and/or Volcae Tectosages). There are very rare finds in this country and only about 3-4 of these coins found in Britain.

Special thanks to Dr Ian Leins (curator or the Iron Age and Roman coins in the British Museum) for helping with the identification of this coin.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Date from: Post 200 BC
Date to: Ante 118 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 3.02 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2010 - Wednesday 30th June 2010

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 3743

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: Uninscribed
Tribe: Uninscribed
Geographic provenance: Continental Gaulish (Southern)
Obverse description: Almost blank (possible remains of head?)
Reverse description: Cross with crescents and small pellets in each of the segments. Condition: fine
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

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Updated: 11 years ago

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