KENT-F97D9D: KENT-F97D9D - A struck copper-alloy unit of Massalia (Marseilles) c. 200-175 BC

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-F97D9D

Object type certainty: Certain
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A struck copper-alloy unit of Massalia (Marseilles) c. 200-175 BC (Reece Period 1). Obverse: head of Apollo left; reverse: bull butting right. Identified by David Holman pers. comm. who comments that this coin is 'the immediate prototype of the Kentish Primary Series potins'.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 200 BC
Date to: Circa 175 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.4 mm
Width: 16.7 mm
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 4.41 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Caroline Chestnutt
Identified by: Ms Caroline Chestnutt

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Potin (Cast bronze)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Massilia
Geographic provenance: Continental Gaulish (Southern)
Obverse description: Apollo facing left.
Reverse description: Bull charging right
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
Parish or ward: Woodnesborough (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR3056
Four figure Latitude: 51.25674531
Four figure longitude: 1.29490883
1:25K map: TR3056
1:10K map: TR35NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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