SUR-AC8716: Iron Age coin: Continental potin coin

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Unique ID: SUR-AC8716

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An Iron Age cast copper alloy potin coin of continental origin, of the Leuci in Gaul, struck c. 80-50 BC. The coin depicts a crude head left and a boar left, with a crude fleur-de-lis below. Allen, Catalogue of the Celtic Coins in the British Museum, Vol III, p. 93, no. 412ff; Delestre and Tache, Vol I, p. 64, cf. no. DT 227; H. Patat, Potins Celtes, p. 32, cf. 15.20.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: National importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 80 BC
Date to: Circa 50 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.35 g
Diameter: 18.01 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 14-307

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Potin (Cast bronze)
Geographic provenance: Continental Gaulish (East Central)
Obverse description: Crude head left
Reverse description: Boar standing left; below, crude feur-de-lis
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Aldworth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5481
Four figure Latitude: 51.52534027
Four figure longitude: -1.22302357
1:25K map: SU5481
1:10K map: SU58SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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