PUBLIC-CDC9C5: Butting Bull iron age

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-CDC9C5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An Iron Age coin from Southern Gaul. A cast bronze 'Massalia Bull MA' type, dating to c. 200-150 BC. Head of Apolo left on obverse. Butting Bull right with MA above on reverse. ABC p. 32, no. 115.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 200 BC
Date to: Circa 150 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 4.5 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd July 2016

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Unit (copper alloy)
Geographic provenance: Continental Gaulish (Southern)
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 115
Obverse description: Head of Apollo left
Reverse description: Butting Bull right, with MA above
Reverse inscription: MA
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • Rudd (ABC) : 115

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Canterbury (District)
Parish or ward: Barham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR1943
Four figure Latitude: 51.14435318
Four figure longitude: 1.12959343
1:25K map: TR1943
1:10K map: TR14SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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