NMS-891408: Iron Age coin

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Unique ID: NMS-891408

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Four Iron Age East Anglian silver units (one of which was a plated copy with a copper alloy core). These are traditionally attributed to the Iceni, who are known to have inhabited an area covering Norfolk and parts of Suffolk and Cambridgeshire in the Roman period (and perhaps before).

The coins are identified as follows:

Inscribed East Anglian pattern-horse silver unit (probably of Anted although the inscription cannot be read) (cf ABC 1645, BMC 3800ff). Weight: 0.86g, diameter 13mm.

Inscribed East Anglian pattern-horse silver unit (probably of Anted although the inscription cannot be read) (cf ABC 1645, BMC 3800ff). Weight: 0.76g, diameter 14mm.

Inscribed East Anglian pattern-horse silver unit inscribed with the monogram ANTED on the reverse (ABC 1645, BMC 3856). Weight: 0.81g, diameter 14mm.

4. Plated copy of an uninscribed East Anglian silver unit of regular Face/Horse type (cf ABC 1567, BMC 3605). Weight: 1.19g; diameter 13mm.

AD 20-50.

The coins were found together and are of contemporary local types issued in the first half of the first century AD. As a hoard of two or more coins, over 300 years old and consisting of at least 10% precious metal, these items therefore qualify as treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Norwich Castle Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2012T377


Broad period: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa AD 20
Date to: Circa AD 50

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 4

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2012 - Tuesday 22nd May 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Adrian Marsden
Identified by: Adrian Marsden
Secondary identifier: Dr Eleanor Ghey

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 3953
Other reference: JT052012
Treasure case number: 2012T377

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: West Acre (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF7814
Four figure Latitude: 52.694421
Four figure longitude: 0.63252
1:25K map: TF7814
1:10K map: TF71SE
WOEID: 39541
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Norwich Castle Museum

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: NMS
Created: Tuesday 18th September 2012
Updated: Monday 14th April 2014

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