ESS-EFBE46: Iron age Coin: Quarter Stater of Trinovantes

Rights Holder: Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


Unique ID: ESS-EFBE46

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

British Iron Age gold quarter stater, uninscribed Eastern series (attributed to Trinovantes). 'British G' type, ABC (Cottam et al 2010) 2350 = BMC (Hobbs 1996) 192. Note: Hobbs incorrectly identified this type as the quarter stater linked to the North Eastern gold stater 'British H', rather than the Eastern quarter 'British G' (or 'Clacton' type).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 80 BC
Date to: Circa 50 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Weight: 1.5 g
Diameter: 15.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st May 2012 - Thursday 31st May 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Katie Marsden
Identified by: Miss Katie Marsden
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Essex OEF 7089

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Quarter stater (gold)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Trinovantes
Geographic provenance: British Eastern
British Museum Catalogue type: 192x
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 2347
Obverse description: Curved lines, forming 'C' shapes across top and open triangular shape at bottom with pellet, annulet and vertical lines between.
Reverse description: Horse with four pellets above and band of chevrons below formed of three triangles pointed down and three pointing up, each with a central pellet.
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Colchester (District)
To be known as: GREAT TEY

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Similar objects

Find number: ESS-E8C5F5
Object type: COIN HOARD
Broadperiod: IRON AGE
Great Bromley, Essex (2013T256) Ten Iron Age gold and debased gold coins were found by various metal detector users involved in "organised me…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: LANCUM-39A1B4
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: IRON AGE
Iron Age gold quarter stater of Cunobelin (Eastern series, attributed to the Catuvellauni and Trinovantes), c. AD 10-40. Ear of corn; CA-MV…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: DENO-D857D4
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: IRON AGE
British Iron Age North Eastern uninscribed gold stater, c. 60-40 BC. 'British I' or 'North East Coast' type, attributed to the Corieltavi. AB…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.