SUSS-EE5526: Iron Age Coin: Uninscribed Cast Potin Unit

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Unique ID: SUSS-EE5526

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A fragment of an Iron Age cast uninscribed potin unit, dating to the early first century BC. The remaining fragment depicts a head facing left on one side; the other side depicts a bull butting left. Similar examples are discussed in Rudd and Cottam, 'Ancient British Coins', pp. 34-35; It is Allen GA or BB. A specific type is uncertain due to the fragmentary nature of the coin.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 100 BC
Date to: Circa 75 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 0.98 g
Diameter: 19.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 10th November 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Liz Walker
Identified by: Ms Liz Walker
Secondary identifier: Miss Stephanie Smith

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Potin (Cast bronze)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Cantii
Geographic provenance: British South Eastern
Obverse description: Outline head facing left.
Reverse description: Linear bull butting left
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
Parish or ward: Plumpton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3513
Four figure Latitude: 50.90070318
Four figure longitude: -0.08153863
1:25K map: TQ3513
1:10K map: TQ31SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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