HAMP-4EB0E5: Iron Age coin : Early Uninscribed 'QC' quarter stater

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Unique ID: HAMP-4EB0E5

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An Iron Age uninscribed Southern gold quarter stater, c.50-30/20 BC (Haselgrove phase 6), of British 'QC' variety. It weighs 1.36g and measures 13.08mm in diameter.

Obverse: Spiral formed of four animal's heads
Reverse: Horse, left, sun above

References: ABC (Cottam et al 2010) 782
VA (Van Arsdell 1989) 256
BMC (Hobbs 1996) 542-543

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 50 BC
Date to: Circa 20 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.36 g
Diameter: 13.08 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st November 2012 - Tuesday 27th November 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Quarter stater (gold)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Atrebates
Geographic provenance: British Southern
British Museum Catalogue type: 542x
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 256.01
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 782
Obverse description: Cross with curved arms, each arm terminating in an animal's head
Reverse description: Celticized horse left with triple-tail, collar on neck, strao around belly, dahlia/ sun above and anemone below
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: City of Portsmouth (Unitary Authority)
District: City of Portsmouth (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Portsmouth

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Undisturbed grassland

References cited

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Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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