BUC-B23144: Iron Age gold stater

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Unique ID: BUC-B23144

Object type certainty: Certain
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An uninscribed British Iron Age gold stater. British A ("Westerham" type), c. 100/80-60 BC. The coin is of the Southern (Atrebatic) style of Westerham stater, VA 202 = BMC 24-32 = ABC (Rudd) 482.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 100 BC
Date to: Circa 60 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 6.21 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 26th March 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Identified by: Dr Ian Leins
Secondary identifier: Ms Ros Tyrrell

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Stater (gold)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Atrebates
Geographic provenance: British Southern
Allen Type: BRI A
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 202.0
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 482
Obverse description: Abstract design based on head of Apollo
Reverse description: Abstract horse facing left
Reverse inscription: None
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Rudd (ABC) : 482
  • Van Arsdell (VA) : 202
  • Hobbs (BM) : 24-32

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Wycombe (District)
To be known as: Longwick

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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