SF-6586C2: Iron Age unit of Anted

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Unique ID: SF-6586C2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An East Anglian Iron Age silver unit of Anted (attributed to the Iceni), c.AD 20-50. The coin has a dished profile with post-depositional wear and pitting/corrosion on the reverse face. ABC 1642/1645.

Diameter: 13.07mm;
Weight: 1.02g.

Registered as CCI 11.1306


The coin listed above was found on arable land within the area of a previously known coin hoard of four Iron Age silver units reported in 2005 and 2006 (2005 T367; 2006 T112). As it is of comparable date and type to the coins in this earlier hoard, it is highly likely that it was part of the same original hoard that was subsequently dispersed in the ground by natural processes or ploughing.

Linked to SF-64AA54

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Orford Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2012T224


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa AD 1
Date to: Circa AD 43

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.02 g
Diameter: 13.07 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 17th February 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown
Secondary identifier: Dr Ian Leins

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: GED 003
Treasure case number: 2012T224

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Unit (silver)
Ruler/issuer: ANTED (Iceni)
Tribe: Iceni
Geographic provenance: British East Anglia
Obverse description: Two opposed crescents back to back, two pellets between the crescents within an hexagonal border, crossed by 5 alternating lines of pellets and plain lines
Reverse description: A horse right, above a pellet-ring with trefoil of pellets behind. Two pellets below tail, triangle of pellets below body.
Reverse inscription: [A?...]
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Gedgrave

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Orford Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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