FAJN-5D517C: Iron Age coin: stater of Southern British Atrebates

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Unique ID: FAJN-5D517C

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An Iron Age gold stater of the Regini and Atrebates (equating roughly to Southern Wilts across to Buckinghamshire/Surrey and south into Sussex), probably belonging to Rudd's 'early uninscribed types' (2010: 47-8), most similar to ABC 485, 491-4.However, the snout of the horse is more akin to that seen on the (later) inscribed types of Commios (p. 66: ABC 1019 and 1022). Date: c. 60-50bc

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 60 BC
Date to: Circa 50 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18 mm
Width: 16 mm
Weight: 5.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 1850 - Monday 1st January 1900

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr. John Naylor
Identified by: Dr. John Naylor

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Stater (gold)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Atrebates
Geographic provenance: British Southern
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 485
Obverse description: Wreath design with two hidden faces
Obverse inscription: none
Reverse description: Three-tailed horse facing right, charioteer’s arm above to left, with three rings above horses back and wheel below (between legs).
Reverse inscription: none
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)

References cited

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Updated: 4 years ago

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