CORN-2DB6DA: stater of Verica (obverse)

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Unique ID: CORN-2DB6DA

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

Gold inscribed Iron Age stater of Verica (c.AD 10-40) of the Atrebates tribe, Verica Warrior Rex type with COM.F obverse; ABC 1190; Hobbs 1146-1153.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa AD 10
Date to: Circa AD 40

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 5.19 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 11th July 2016 - Monday 11th July 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Stater (gold)
Ruler/issuer: Verica
Tribe: Atrebates
Geographic provenance: British Southern
British Museum Catalogue type: 1146-1158x
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 500.01
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 1190
Obverse description: COM.F within recessed tablet
Obverse inscription: COM.F
Reverse description: Warrior raising spear on horse galloping right with the letters VIR behind above tail and REX below, within a pellet border
Reverse inscription: VIR // REX
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Rudd (ABC) : 1190
  • Hobbs (BM) : 1146-1153

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Holt (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0505
Four figure Latitude: 50.84450257
Four figure longitude: -1.93035198
1:25K map: SU0505
1:10K map: SU00NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found at rally at Horton, Wimborne, Dorset in July 2016
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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