PUBLIC-57CB22: Iron Age coin: silver minim of Verica

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-57CB22

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete silver minim struck for Verica of the Atrebates and Regni, dating c. 10-40 AD. Reece period 1, unknown mint. Obverse; VIR/VAR in two lines within rectangular tablet. Reverse; Pegasus right, CO below. ABC p. 74, no. 1262, Van Arsdell 511, BMC 1507-1512.

Notes:

Chris Rudd notes that minims of this type are extremely rare, and suggests that these coins and their related series were struck by Verica on his taking of kingship to commemorate his father.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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: 0.99 mm
Weight: 0.3 g
Diameter: 8.03 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 28th August 2016

Rally details.

This object was found at SMDC Compton 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Minim (silver)
Geographic provenance: British Eastern
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 511.01
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 1262
Obverse description: VIR/VAR within rectangular tablet
Reverse description: Pegasus right, CO below
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Rudd (ABC) : 1262

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
Parish or ward: Harting (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7516
Four figure Latitude: 50.9385764
Four figure longitude: -0.93396046
1:25K map: SU7516
1:10K map: SU71NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: while searching with a metal detector
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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