NARC1166: silver unit - contemporary forgery

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Unique ID: NARC1166

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

British Iron Age uninscribed silver unit, Western (Dobunnic) type. "Dobunnic IJ" series, perhaps c. AD 20-50?

ABC (Rudd et al.) 2036 = VA (Van Arsdell) 1135 = BMC 3003.


Note both images (obverse and reverse) are upside down (Ian Leins, 01/03/2011)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 20 BC
Date to: Circa AD 50

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 0.92 g
Diameter: 12.36 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st December 2000 - Thursday 1st March 2001

Personal details

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Unit (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Dobunni
Geographic provenance: British Western
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 1135.01
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 2036
Obverse description: Abstract head facing right
Reverse description: Horse facing right, ring and crescent decoration above and "flower" below

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)

Spatial coordinates

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

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1 comment

  • Mark Schollar wrote @ 10:11:36 on the 28th December 2010.

    I don't understand if this is an uninscribed unit, why it has the attribution of Anted on the record?

    It looks like an uninscribed Dubonni AR unit (Mack no 383).

Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: Tuesday 10th April 2001
Updated: Tuesday 1st March 2011

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