IOW-F04D31: IOW-F04D31 Iron Age Coin: Continental Potin attributed to the Aedui

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Unique ID: IOW-F04D31

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Continental Iron Age potin from Central Gaul attributed to the Aedui, dating to the late 2nd or early 1st century BC.
Obverse: Abstract Diademed bust left
Reverse: Abstract design, possibly based on a hippocamp
Delestree and Tache, Series 890, Class 2-3, cf. DT3202-3203.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Class: Potin

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 125 BC
Date to: Circa 50 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.63 g
Diameter: 17.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th September 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2011-1-431

Materials and construction

Primary material: Tin or tin alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Potin (Cast bronze)
Geographic provenance: Continental Gaulish (East Central)
Obverse description: Abstract Diademed bust left
Reverse description: Abstract design, possibly based on hippocamp
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • Delestree & Tache : Series 890, Class 2-3, cf. DT3202-3203

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: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 10 years ago

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