SF-622484: Iron Age Thurrock type potin

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Unique ID: SF-622484

Object type certainty: Certain
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A very worn cast copper-alloy Iron Age Thurrock type potin, c.125-50 BC. There is active corrosion on both faces and it remains uncertain if the coin is inscribed or precisely which direction the bull on the reverse type faces. It is most closely paralleled in Hobbs nos. 666-667.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 125 BC
Date to: Circa 50 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.25 g
Diameter: 18.12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st September 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: SEY 017

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Potin (Cast bronze)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Uninscribed
Geographic provenance: British Not defined (early uninscribed)
British Museum Catalogue type: 0x
Obverse description: Head in high relief left
Reverse description: Bull butting left? No surviving trace of lettering above.
Die axis measurement: 4 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: Waveney (District)
To be known as: Homersfield

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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