BH-5A9878: Iron Age coin: silver unit of Cunobelin

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-5A9878

Object type certainty: Certain
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An Iron Age silver unit of Cunobelin, minted AD c. 10 - c. 40.

Refs: British Museum nos. 1874 - 1878 (Hobbs 1996: 129 - 130); Van Arsdell no. 2057 (1989: 416); Mack no. 237 (1975: 90).

Diameter: 13.3mm; thickness: 1.7mm; weight: 1.25g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 1.25 g
Diameter: 13.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st November 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Harvey Cross
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 14/12 - 1

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Unit (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Cunobelin
Tribe: Trinovantes
Geographic provenance: British Eastern
British Museum Catalogue type: 1874 - 1878x
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 2057.01
Obverse description: Winged, draped bust right. Beaded circumferential border.
Obverse inscription: CVNO
Reverse description: Winged sphinx seated left on beaded line, with further, plain, line below. Beaded circumferential border.
Reverse inscription: TASCIO
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: Steeple Morden

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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