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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-5FC18A

Object type certainty: Certain
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An Iron Age early uninscribed gold stater of the Southern Region / Belgae, dating to the period c.80-50 BC, 'Chute' type (British B). Obverse: Wreath, cloak, and crescents. Reverse: Disjointed horse left, body of crescents, four vertical legs, uncertain crab(?) motif below, many pellets above. The reverse is slightly dished. As BMC 35-76 (cf. especially no. 37: http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3286573&partId=1&searchText=stater+AND+37&page=1 ); ABC 746; VA 1205-1.

Measuring 19.08mm in diameter, 6.42g in weight.

Coins of this type were produced in the Dorset-Wiltshire-Isle of Wight area in around c.80-50 BC. During the late Iron Age this area is thought to have been inhabited by a people known as the Durotriges.

John Sills (pers.comm.) has added this coin to the CCI (CCI 17.1339) and notes that it has dies 1/1A and is the second heaviest on record, which confirms its position near the start of the series.

Notes:

The coin has been subject to XRF analysis by the finder, with a metal composition as follows:

Gold 41%
Silver 46 %
Copper 12%
Trace other metals/materials 1%

This falls within the typical range of alloys evident in the Chute staters within the British Museum collection (cf. Hobbs, 1996: p. 49).

Subsequent actions

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: Circa 80 BC
Date to: Circa 50 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 6.42 g
Diameter: 19.08 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 13th December 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Alan Barrett
Identified by: Mr Alan Barrett
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Celtic Coin Index Number: 17.1339
Denomination: Stater (gold)
Tribe: Durotriges
Geographic provenance: British South Western
British Museum Catalogue type: 35-76, especially no. 37x
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 1205
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 746
Obverse description: Wreath, cloak, and crescents
Reverse description: Disjointed horse left, body of crescents, four vertical legs, uncertain crab(?) motif below, many pellets above
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Rudd (ABC) : 746

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: East Hampshire (District)
To be known as: East Hampshire

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: Saturday 6th February 2016
Updated: Wednesday 24th May 2017

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