BH-D74154: Iron Age coin: unit of Carnutes of Gaul

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-D74154

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An Iron Age copper-alloy unit, Gallic import of the Carnutes, dating to the period c.80-50 BC, 'Eagle and Snake' type. Obverse: Head right. Reverse: Eagle right, with eaglet and snake. As ABC, p. 32, no. 109; BMC nos. 128-139.

Diameter:16.7mm; thickness: 2.5mm; weight: 2.94g.

See HAMP-BCE0B5 for a similar unit.

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 80 BC
Date to: Circa 50 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 2.94 g
Diameter: 16.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2016 - Friday 1st January 2016

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 16/10 - 67

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Unit (copper alloy)
Tribe: Carnutes
Geographic provenance: Continental Gaulish (West Central)
British Museum Catalogue type: nos. 128-139x
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 109
Obverse description: Head right
Reverse description: Eagle right with eaglet and snake
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Streatley

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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