BH-2052B1: Iron Age coin: Eastern silver half unit, attributed to the Catuvellauni or Trinovantes

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Unique ID: BH-2052B1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Late Iron Age Eastern silver half unit, attributed (by Van Arsdell) to the Catuvellauni or Trinovantes and struck c. 50-30/20 BC.

Type: ABC (Cottam et al 2010) 2499 = VA (Van Arsdell 1989) 474 = BMC (Hobbs 1996) 393-396.

Dimensions: 10.5mm diameter, 1.1mm thick. Weight: 0.52g.

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
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 0.52 g
Diameter: 10.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 28th October 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters
Secondary identifier: Dr Ian Leins

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 12/162 - 2

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half unit (silver)
Tribe: Trinovantes
Geographic provenance: British Eastern
British Museum Catalogue type: 393x
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 474.01
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 2499
Obverse description: Quarduped (sometimes interpreted as hare) standing right, zig-zag line for ground; above animal (touching neck), (pellet-in-ring); in front, ring surrounded by pellets; below, pellet-in-ring; below tail, pellet-in-ring, two pellets above.
Obverse inscription: No legend.
Reverse description: Horse left; above, crescent and pellet; above tail, ring surrounded by pellets; below horse, pellet-in-ring with radiating lines; in front of horse, pellet-in-ring with two inward-pointing pellet lines.
Reverse inscription: No legend.
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Uttlesford (District)
To be known as: Chrishall

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

No references cited so far.

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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