ESS-FBFF63: An Iron Age gold stater of Dubnovellaunos, dating to the 1st century BC.

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Unique ID: ESS-FBFF63

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Two Iron Age gold staters, dating 30 BC - AD 14. Coin 1 is an Eastern type of Dubnovellaunos, coin 2 is a South-Eastern type of the same ruler.

Coin 1: Obverse: Two opposed crescents with pellet-in-ring on either side. Band of three lines with row of pellets in between leading to the edges of the coin, terminating in a pellet-in-ring motif.

Reverse: Horse leaping left with palm leaf below. Two pellet-in-ring motifs below and one above. Inscription is illegible, with traces of the end indicating [DVBNOVALLAVN]OS.

Reference - Hobbs, 1996, nos. 2425-2442.

Dimensions: diameter: 19.39 mm; weight: 5.35g

Coin 2: Obverse: Plain

Reverse: Horse leaping right. Pellet-in-ring motif above and wheel below. Sun to the right. Inscription is illegible but would have read [DVBNOV].

Reference -Hobbs, 1996, no. 2497.

Dimensions: diameter: 15.88 mm; weight: 5.63g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Declared Treasure but returned to Finder as Museum unable to acquire

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2015T263


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 30 BC
Date to: Circa AD 14

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2
Weight: 10.98 g
Diameter: 19.39 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 7th April 2015 - Thursday 9th April 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr B Paites
Identified by: Mr B Paites

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2015T263

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Stater (gold)
Ruler/issuer: Dubnovellaunos
Geographic provenance: British Eastern
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Tendring (District)
To be known as: Great Bentley

Spatial coordinates

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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