LIN-2A04A1: Iron Age silver unit

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Unique ID: LIN-2A04A1

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A silver Iron Age unit of the boar/horse type. On the obverse is a boar right with a pellet and crescent above and a pellet within a disc below. On the reverse is a stylised horse right with a crescent and pellet above.

The coin dates from 50-20 BC, and corresponds with Brtish Museum catalogue number 3215.

Subsequent actions

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 50 BC
Date to: Circa 20 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 14.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 27th August 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Central Searchers, Alford, Lincs

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Becky Sanderson
Identified by: Mrs Becky Sanderson

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 335

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Unit (silver)
Geographic provenance: British North Eastern
British Museum Catalogue type: 3215x
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 875.0
Obverse description: Boar right with pellet within a crescent above and pellet within a disc below.
Reverse description: Stylised horse right with a pellet within a crescent above.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Alford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF4476
Four figure Latitude: 53.261461
Four figure longitude: 0.157404
1:25K map: TF4476
1:10K map: TF47NW
WOEID: 26348816
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: Friday 27th January 2012
Updated: Friday 27th January 2012

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