CORN-26D9D6: British QC Atrebatic quarter stater (obverse)

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Unique ID: CORN-26D9D6

Object type certainty: Certain
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An Iron Age Southern gold quarter stater of 'British QC' type, c. 60-20 BC. The type is usually attributed to the Atrebates (Van Arsdell 1989) or the Atrebates and Regini (Cottam et al 2010). Type published as ABC (Cottam et al 2010) 503 = BMC (Hobbs 1996) 478-84 = VA (Van Arsdell 1989) 220.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 60 BC
Date to: Circa 20 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st December 2012 - Monday 31st December 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Secondary identifier: Dr Ian Leins

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Quarter stater (gold)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Atrebates
Geographic provenance: British Southern
British Museum Catalogue type: 478-484x
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 220.01
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 503
Obverse description: Abstract head, right.
Obverse inscription: None
Reverse description: Triple-tailed horse, without mane, facing right. sun/flower above and wheel below.
Reverse inscription: None
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: St Levan

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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