SWYOR-4EDC75: Iron Age coin; gold stater of Cunobelinus, Linear type

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Unique ID: SWYOR-4EDC75

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An Iron Age gold coin; a stater, an addendum to the 1998 Silsden Hoard (IARCH-9C03F0). The stater is a coin of the Eastern Region / Catuvellauni and Trinovantes struck under Cunobelinus (about AD 8 - 41), Cunobelinus Linear X-type with an X privy mark under the A of CAMV. The coin is 17.8mm diameter, 3mm thick and 5.07g. See ABC number 2774 on page 136 and Van Arsdell number 1925-5 on page 397 (= BMC 1772). Compare also LANCUM-5FE7DC.

Obverse: Vertical corn ear with a central stalk. CA at left side, MV at right side and a letter X under the A.
Reverse: Horse right with ladder mane and horizontal branch above. Pellet above and below the branch. CVN below horse.

The Silsden hoard is published in:


This coin is an addendum to the 1998 Silsden Hoard of 27 Iron Age gold staters. It therefore appears to meet the requirements of the 1996 Treasure Act in that it is made of precious metal and is part of a coin hoard which is more than 300 years old.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Declared Treasure but returned to Finder as Museum unable to acquire

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2016T574


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa AD 8
Date to: Circa AD 41

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 5.07 g
Diameter: 17.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 12th July 2016 - Tuesday 12th July 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes
Secondary identifier: Mr Richard Abdy

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2951
Treasure case number: 2016T574

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Stater (gold)
Ruler/issuer: Cunobelin
Tribe: Trinovantes
Geographic provenance: British Eastern
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 1925.05
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 2774
Mint or issue place: Colchester |
Obverse description: vertical corn ear with central stalk
Obverse inscription: CA-MV
Reverse description: Horse right with ladder mane, branch above
Reverse inscription: CVN
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bradford (Metropolitan District)
District: Bradford (Metropolitan District)
To be known as: Silsden

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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