SWYOR-79D5AE: Gold quarter stater of Cunobelinus

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Unique ID: SWYOR-79D5AE

Object type certainty: Certain
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A gold Iron Age coin; a quarter stater of Cunobelinus (dating from AD 10 - 40) of the Catuvellauni and Trinovantes (Eastern Region). Cunobelinus Plastic type with a corn ear without a central stalk and MV to the right, and on the reverse, a horse rearing right with dashes for the mane. See ABC 2816 on page 137. The coin is 11mm diameter, 2.1mm thick and 1.38g.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa AD 10
Date to: Circa AD 40

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 1.38 g
Diameter: 11 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 19th September 2015 - Saturday 19th September 2015

Rally details.

This object was found at Boxted 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2752

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Quarter stater (gold)
Ruler/issuer: Cunobelin
Tribe: Trinovantes
Geographic provenance: British Eastern
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 2816
Obverse description: Corn ear without central stem. Legend across field
Obverse inscription: [CA]MV
Reverse description: horse right, rearing, with branch above and legend below.
Reverse inscription: CV[N]
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Colchester (District)
Parish or ward: Boxted (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM0132
Four figure Latitude: 51.95016096
Four figure longitude: 0.9234343
1:25K map: TM0132
1:10K map: TM03SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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