SF-904EC1: Iron Age silver unit

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Unique ID: SF-904EC1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An East Anglian Iron Age silver unit, attributed to the Iceni of the Pattern/Horse type of Anted, c.AD 20-50. The coin has a dished profile with some wear to both faces face. As Hobbs no. 3800; VA711var; ABC 1645. Diameter: 14.39mm; Weight: 0.88g.


This coin was found on arable land within the area of a previously known coin hoard of Iron Age silver units reported in 2005 (2005 T367), 2006 (2006 T112) and 2012 (2012 T224). This coin is being submitted for consideration as addendum to the previous hoard since it comprises more than 10% precious metal content and is of similar date and type.

I would conclude that this coin represents an addendum to an earlier hoard and as such should be regarded as a prima facie case of treasure under the terms of the Treasure Act (1996).

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Orford Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2013T63


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.88 g
Diameter: 14.39 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st November 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown
Secondary identifier: Dr Eleanor Ghey

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2013T63

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Unit (silver)
Ruler/issuer: ANTED (Iceni)
Tribe: Iceni
Geographic provenance: British East Anglia
British Museum Catalogue type: 3800-4025x
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 711.01
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 1645
Obverse description: Two opposed crescents back to back, two pellets between the crescents within an hexagonal border, crossed by 5 alternating lines of pellets and plain lines
Reverse description: A horse right, above a pellet-ring, triangle of pellets below body
Reverse inscription: []TD
Die axis measurement: 12 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: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Gedgrave

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Orford Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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