IOW-7A0F0D: Iron Age Coin: Gold Uninscribed Stater of the Southern Region / Belgae ('Cheriton Smiler' type)

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-7A0F0D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete gold uninscribed stater of the Southern Region / Belgae, c. 60-20 BC, 'Cheriton Smiler' type.

Obverse: Wreath split by three corded lines, leading to 'turf cutter'.

Reverse: Disjointed horse left, multiple horizontal tails, pellets above, crab motif below.

Diameter: 18.7mm/ Weight: 3.88g. DA=12:8.

As ABC p. 57, no. 755; BMC nos. 86-87.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 60 BC
Date to: Circa 20 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.88 g
Diameter: 18.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 27th September 2016 - Tuesday 27th September 2016

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2016-5-62

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Stater (gold)
Tribe: Uninscribed
Geographic provenance: Continental Gaulish (Southern)
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 755
Obverse description: Wreath split by three corded lines, leading to 'turf cutter'.
Reverse description: Disjointed horse left, multiple horizontal tails, pellets above, crab motif below.
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • Rudd (ABC) : p. 57, no. 755
  • BMC : nos. 86-87

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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