SUSS-764C08: Iron Age Coin: Silver Minim Possibly of Tincomarus

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Unique ID: SUSS-764C08

Object type certainty: Certain
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A very worn late first century Iron Age silver minim, of uninscribed type. One side of the coin has been offstruck, and shows a small cross within a pelleted circle; the other shows a reverse bell-shape with an additional pellet to the right. This has similarities to ABC 1142 depicting a Tincomarus Bull's head facing forward (which is a particularly rare coin). Whilst the worn nature of this coin makes certain identification difficult, it is probable that this coin was of a similar type and date (c. 20 BC - AD 10).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 20 BC
Date to: Circa AD 10

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 0.27 g
Diameter: 8.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 2nd May 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lucy Ellis
Identified by: Miss Lucy Ellis
Secondary identifier: Miss Stephanie Smith

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Minim (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Uninscribed
Geographic provenance: British Not defined (early uninscribed)
Obverse description: Offstruck pelleted outer circle containing small cross
Obverse inscription: None
Reverse description: Reverse bell-shape (possibly Bull's head) with small pellet to the right
Reverse inscription: None
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
Parish or ward: St. Ann (Without) (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3809
Four figure Latitude: 50.864046
Four figure longitude: -0.040411
1:25K map: TQ3809
1:10K map: TQ30NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date listed is when received from finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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