SF-D640B3: Iron Age coin: uninscribed British potin

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Unique ID: SF-D640B3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy Iron Age uninscribed British potin of late 2nd or 1st century AD date. The diameter suggest that it possibly belongs to Allen's Class II, but the weight is unusually high for a coin of this type. David Holman suggests that instead it might be a small flan Gaulish import.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 125 BC
Date to: Circa 1 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.69 mm
Weight: 2.69 g
Diameter: 13.02 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st August 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Mr David Holman

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Potin (Cast bronze)
Tribe: Cantii
Geographic provenance: British South Eastern
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 105.01
Obverse description: Unclear
Reverse description: Probably a crude, very abstract bull
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Elveden

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

No references cited so far.

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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