SUSS-49E923: Early Atrebatic Type 50-45BC uninscribed silver unit

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-49E923

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

The observe depicts a highly stylised image of a 'Celticized' head, facing right. The head/face is made up of number of lines and pellets (forming the faces profile - forehead, nose, mouth and chin). The head is supported on a very thin neck and the depicted person is wearing a helmet with a crest. The identifying feature, on the observe of this coin is the faces oval eye. The reverse of this coin depicts a highly stylised 'Celticized' horse, facing right. There is a wheel and a small ring below the horse. The horses breast and rump are made up of a pellet-in-ring design. There is also an unidentified object above the horse made up of a line and small rings, as well as two pellets inside rings and another small ring, towards the horses rump. Both faces of the coin are in an extremely good condition.

Class: Early Atrebatic Type 50-45 B.C.
Sub class: Uninscribed silver unit 'Danebury type'
Inscription: None

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 50 BC
Date to: Circa 45 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.29 mm
Weight: 1.28 g
Diameter: 13.05 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st November 2003

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Identified by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson
Secondary identifier: Dr Ian Leins

Other reference numbers

Museum accession number: F.L.O. 2003/37

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Unit (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Obverse description: The observe depicts a highly stylised image of a 'Celticized' head, facing right. The head/face is made up of number of lines and pellets (forming the faces profile - forehead, nose, mouth and chin). The head is supported on a very thin neck and the depic
Obverse inscription: None
Reverse description: The reverse of this coin depicts a highly stylised 'Celticized' horse, facing right. There is a wheel and a small ring below the horse. The horses breast and rump are made up of a pellet-in-ring design. There is also an unidentified object above the horse
Reverse inscription: None

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
To be known as: Nr. Rodmell

Spatial coordinates


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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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