SF-72B282: Iron Age coin: Class II potin

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-72B282

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper-alloy Iron Age Class II potin with the remains of rectangular casting sprues at top and bottom, c.50-35 BC. As VA 139-1, Hobbs 720-722.

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 50 BC
Date to: Circa 35 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.6 g
Diameter: 14.46 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st October 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Potin (Cast bronze)
Tribe: Uninscribed
Geographic provenance: British Not defined (early uninscribed)
British Museum Catalogue type: Hobbs 720-722x
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 138.01
Obverse description: Stylised head right, formed from a circle with a vertical line below and prominent central pellet, two crescents to right
Reverse description: Stylised bull left, prominent central pellet, crescent above
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Gedgrave

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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