IOW-2347DC: Iron Age Coin: Gold Quarter Stater of the Belgae / Southern Region

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-2347DC

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete Iron Age gold quarter stater of the Durotriges / South Western region, dating to the period 60-20 BC, 'Duro Boat Bird' type.

Obverse: 'Three men in a boat' design; pellet rosette to left

Reverse: Zigzag thunderbolt across field; Y shape and other objects to either side.

ABC (Rudd) p. 112, no. 2205; BMC 414-18


Diameter: 11.7mm. Weight: 1.32g. DA=12:9.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

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: Exactly 80 BC
Date to: Exactly 50 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.32 g
Diameter: 11.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 28th October 2015 - Wednesday 28th October 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 Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2015-7-164

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Quarter stater (gold)
Tribe: Durotriges
Geographic provenance: British South Western
British Museum Catalogue type: 414x
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 2205
Obverse description: 'Three men in a boat' design; pellet rosette to left
Reverse description: Zigzag thunderbolt across field; Y shape and other objects either side
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • Rudd (ABC) : p. 112, no. 2205

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: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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