FASAM-73C2A0: Carthaginian coin, Tanit and Horse Head, Sardinia obverse

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COIN

Unique ID: FASAM-73C2A0

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper coin (20mm) of the Carthaginians, struck at one of several mints in the Punic Empire, including Carthage and cities on Sardinia, 300-264 BC. Obverse: head of Tanit left; Reverse: horse's head right. cf SNG Copenhagen, no. 144ff. J. Alexandropoulos, Les monnaies de l'Afrique antique (2009), p. 375 no. 57. This is one of a number of Carthaginian coins recorded on the PAS Database, with findspots from Hampshire around to Lincolnshire.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period from: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period to: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Date from: Exactly 300 BC
Date to: Exactly 264 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.6 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 15th November 2012

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Sam Moorhead
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Unit view all attributed records
Mint or issue place: Punic-Sardinia
Obverse description: Head of Tanit left
Obverse inscription: -
Reverse description: Horse head right; unclear Punic letter to right
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bath and North East Somerset (Unitary Authority)
District: Bath and North East Somerset (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Nr Bath

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Found on the banks of the River Avon after flooding
General landuse: Wetlands

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: FASAM
Created: Tuesday 11th December 2012
Updated: Thursday 9th April 2015

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