SUSS-FE6225: Iron Age Coin: uniscribed silver minim

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Unique ID: SUSS-FE6225

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A very worn Iron Age silver minim of unidentified origination, probably uninscribed, c. 60-20 BC. One side of the coin seems to depict either a simple star design with a central pellet or circle; the other side seems to depict a standing horse facing right with an attribute, either a pellet or other figure, to the right of the horse. No further detail is legible and it is uncertain if this is an uninscribed coin; however, the style of this coin seems consistent with a pre-Conquest date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 60 BC
Date to: Circa 20 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.38 mm
Width: 12.13 mm
Thickness: 1.97 mm
Weight: 0.87 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 2nd February 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Stephanie Smith
Identified by: Miss Stephanie Smith

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Minim (silver)
Tribe: Uninscribed
Geographic provenance: British Not defined (early uninscribed)
Obverse description: Unclear: Probably depicting a simple star design with central annulet.
Obverse inscription: No legend
Reverse description: Standing horse facing right; further unclear attribute to the right.
Reverse inscription: No legend
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Horsham (District)
To be known as: Steyning

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: Date listed is date submitted for recording.

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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