LIN-B89EFD: Late Iron Age lead stater

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COIN

Unique ID: LIN-B89EFD

Object type certainty: Certain
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A lead object bearing a design seen on late Iron Age North Eastern staters. The object is circular, dished, and bears the obverse and reverse motifs found on late Iron Age staters. These motifs are rather clumsily done, however. The obverse (convex side) depicts a wreath formed of ten diagonal lines, five on each side. Next to this are two pellets, aligned parallel to the wreath. Adjacent to the wreath and pellets is a moulded line, and possibly two smaller pellets to the side. The reverse (concave side) depicts an abstract horse running to the left. Above the horse is a ring of six pellets enclosing a central pellet. Above this is a crescent-motif. Below the horse is what appears to be a crescent motif with pellet terminals.

The 'coin' has a rather thick circumference.

The obverse motifs seen on this coin are almost identical - including the moulded line - to that seen on a contemporary copy of a stater from Thimbleby, several miles to the south-east of the present find spot (LIN-963E91).

The 'coin' weighs 18.02g and has a diameter of 30mm. The 'coin' minus the trim has a diameter of 20mm.

Further lead alloy objects bearing Iron Age coin motifs are also known in the region: LIN-1D7ADA, LIN-B8D9B9, LIN-B8C44E, NLM-7CADE3 and NLM-4A834B. These are also thought to be modern forgeries.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1990
Date to: Circa AD 2010

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 18.02 g
Diameter: 30 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st September 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Stater (gold)
Obverse description: Wreath with two pellets to the side, enclosed by line and possibly two further pellets
Reverse description: Horse left, ring of six pellets around a central pellet above the horse. Crescent above this. Possibly a crescent motif below the horse with pellet terminals

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Stainton by Langworth

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
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: LIN
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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