SOM-F6DAF3: Iron Age coin: Stater of the Durotriges (copper alloy)

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-F6DAF3

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

A British Iron Age copper-alloy stater, uninscribed South Western (Durotriges), VA 1290/BMC 2790-2859/ABC 2175.

The flan is seemingly small in its current state.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa AD 10
Date to: Circa AD 40

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16 mm
Width: 13 mm
Thickness: 3.3 mm
Weight: 1.9 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 5th January 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22467

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Uncertain

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Stater (copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Durotriges
Geographic provenance: British South Western
British Museum Catalogue type: 2790x
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 1290.01
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 2175
Obverse description: Devolved head comprising of diagonal line from edge to centre, terminating in a crescent. The line bisects a wreath of two rows of oval pellets. One open crescent, or ear, in front of the terminal of the diagonal. Below the crescent terminal is the edge of a triangular robe
Obverse inscription: None
Reverse description: Devolved horse facing left with two crescents for the body with several pellets above (four are clear). Two vertical lines for the front legs, back legs and tail off the flan
Reverse inscription: None
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Chiselborough (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST4715
Four figure Latitude: 50.932001
Four figure longitude: -2.755565
1:25K map: ST4715
1:10K map: ST41NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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