IOW-4E6997: Iron Age Coin: Gold Stater of the Belgae ('Cheriton smiler')

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-4E6997

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete Iron Age British southern gold stater of the Belgae, 'Cheriton smiler' type. c. 60-20 BC

Obverse: Abstract head of Apollo right. Wreath split by three corded lines leading to 'turf cutter'

Reverse: Disjointed horse left, pellets above, crab below.

Diameter: 18.4mm. Weight: 5.30g. DA=12:6.

ABC, p. 57, no. 755; BMC, p. 50, nos. 86-7.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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 20 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.3 g
Diameter: 18.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 15th April 2015 - Wednesday 15th April 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2015-1-209

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Stater (gold)
British Museum Catalogue type: 86-87x
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 755
Obverse description: Abstract head of Apollo right. Wreath split by three corded lines leading to 'turf cutter'
Reverse description: Disjointed horse left, pellets above, crab below.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: Monday 20th April 2015
Updated: Tuesday 21st April 2015

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