KENT-EE5693: Late Iron Age Potin - Cantiaci coin. Reverse view.

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-EE5693

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A complete, Late Iron Age, cast, high tin content copper alloy, Cantiaci Potin, Class I type - Van Arsdell 117-1/119-1 or ABC 150 & 153. Obverse: Crude celticized head outline of Apollo left, no pellet in large 'eye' circle with small plain border. Inscription: N/A. Reverse: Celticized line bull charging or butting right made of slightly curved lines. Inscription: N/A. Mint: Kentish. Slightly irregular flan with flat edges above and below the head from the broken or cut sprue areas. Fine or worn condition with single striation parallel and above the bull also fine curved line from below the head and across the neck and beyond to the right. Grey patina but a spot of green verdigris. This is likely to date to 100-50BC. Ref. Coins of England and the UK, Spink 2014, page 7 No. 6, Celtic Coinage of Britain, R.D. Van Arsdell, Spink 1989, page 84 No. 117-1/119-1, British Iron Age Coins in the BM, Richard Hobbs, BM Trustees 1996, page 82 (Plate 25) No. 674-677, Ancient British Coins, Elizabeth Cottam, Philip de Jersey, Chris Rudd, John Sills, Chris Rudd 2010, page 34 ABC 150 & 153. The coin is 17.94mm long, 17.65mm wide, 1.32mm thick, diameter 17.94 and weighs 1.54g.

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 100 BC
Date to: Circa 50 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.94 mm
Width: 17.65 mm
Thickness: 1.32 mm
Weight: 1.54 g
Diameter: 17.94 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th May 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Geoff Burr
Identified by: Mr Geoff Burr

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Tin or tin alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Potin (Cast bronze)
Tribe: Cantii
Geographic provenance: British South Eastern
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 117.01
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 150
Obverse description: Crude celticized head outline of Apollo left, no pellet in large 'eye' circle with small plain border
Reverse description: celticized line bull charging or butting right made of slightly curved lines
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • Van Arsdell (VA) : 117-1/119-1
  • Hobbs (BM) : 674-677
  • Rudd (ABC) : 150 & 153

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Tandridge (District)
Parish or ward: Titsey (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3855
Four figure Latitude: 51.27743962
Four figure longitude: -0.02287092
1:25K map: TQ3855
1:10K map: TQ35NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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