KENT-7D9612: KENT-7D9612: Iron Age Potin

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Unique ID: KENT-7D9612

Object type certainty: Certain
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An Iron Age cast copper-alloy Flat Linear Potin of the Cantiaci, c.125-50 BC, Holman type B4/2-1. The obverse depicts a stylised head of Apollo left. The reverse has a bull butting right with pellet and exergual line below, two crescents above. There is a broad casting sprue from one edge while opposite this is a straight cut edge. As Holman, 2016 ('A new classification system for the Flat Linear potin coinage', BNJ 86, 2016: pp. 1-67): pp. 25-26,45, 57, Type B4/2-1; ABC 150; VA (Van Arsdell 1989) 106-110; BMC (Hobbs 1996) 711-13. This potin possibly dates to c.115-100 BC (Holman, 2016: p.11).


Details emailed to FLO, coin not seen. With thanks to David Holman for attribution of this coin to a Holman type.

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 115 BC
Date to: Circa 100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.1 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Jennifer Jackson
Identified by: Miss Jennifer Jackson
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Potin (Cast bronze)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Cantii
Geographic provenance: British South Eastern
Obverse description: Stylised bust left
Reverse description: Stylised bull butting right
Status: Regular

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Maidstone (District)
To be known as: Lenham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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