HESH-E00CA1: Iron Age Coin: Silver Unit

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Unique ID: HESH-E00CA1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A much worn, corroded and abraded silver plated Silver Unit possibly of the Western / Dubonnic tribe (10 BC - AD 25). The surface is poorly preserved and much detail is lost - the profile of the coin is dished

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 10 BC
Date to: Circa AD 25

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 0.34 g
Diameter: 10.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hereford Entry Form: HFDMG 2743

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Unit (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Dobunni
Geographic provenance: British Western
Obverse description: lost due to wear
Reverse description: The detail on the coin is indistinct due to poor preservation. Uncertain pattern on reverse - possibly a horse with oval shape above and pellets below between legs
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Linton

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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