SF-054853: Coin

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Unique ID: SF-054853

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Good condition, unusual type? - obv not precisely paralleled in quick search. Images to go to John Davies and Philip de Jersey for further comment:.. Comment from JD, with input also from John Talbot, currently researching early Face-Horse types, follows: "Firstly, it is Early Face-horse A. Apparently there are a couple of other examples of this precise obverse type - but this is the best example - and probably the earliest of the dies. The reverse is a completely new variety. There are a couple of similar examples but nothing quite like this. Again, John thinks this is likely to be early, within the EFH series. Early Face-horses tend to come from west/central Norfolk. So, the findspot is also unusual". PdeJ confirms "Although it obviously belongs to the basic early face/horse A group, the left-facing head doesn't usually have the 'tongue', or whatever it is, extending from its mouth - there should be a large rosette motif there - and there are small differences from the norm on the reverse too." Celtic Coin Index ref 03.0501. See SMR Parish file for a diagram of EFH A coins with this eg added to his Group 1 from John Talbot.


Celtic Coin Index 03.0501

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Date from: 50 BC
Date to: 1 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.32 g
Diameter: 15.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st April 2002

Personal details

Identified by: Judith Plouviez

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Unit (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Obverse description: Face to l; strong features, curving braided hair; pellet in large ring attached to mouth, another in front, another attached to forehead, also small pellet in rings
Reverse description: horse to r, as VA 665-1 but with two small pellet in ring below.

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Fressingfield, Suffolk

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 16 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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