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Unique ID: PUBLIC-4931F9

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A base silver obol, struck at Marseilles, circa first half of the 1st century BC. The metal has a very base appearance and the coin might be a contemporary imitation. Cf. C. Brenot, S. Scheers, Catalogue des monnaies massaliètes et monnaies celtiaues du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, p. 31, nos. 148-153.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Ascribed Culture: Gaulish
Date from: Circa 100 BC
Date to: Circa 50 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 0.32 g
Diameter: 9.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th January 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Materials and construction

Primary material: Base Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Other
Obverse description: Bare head left.
Reverse description: Wheel of four spokes with M and A in two adjacent angles.
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Contemporary copy

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2042
Four figure Latitude: 51.13499158
Four figure longitude: 1.14325681
1:25K map: TR2042
1:10K map: TR24SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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