BERK-9E2ECA: Iron Age coin: Gallo-Belgic potin

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COIN

Unique ID: BERK-9E2ECA

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy Late Iron Age Gallo-Belgic (Belgium and northeast France) unit or potin of the Suessiones tribe (north-east of Paris) ; Cottam et al.'s 'Soissons Eye Boar' type. dating from c.60 - 20 BC (ABC 85). The potin is in very good condition and shows very little wear, however one corner of the coin is broken and missing. The die differs to that illustrated in Cottam et. al. (2010; no. 85). This is listed as an extremely rare coin for Britain, but are more common on the Continent.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

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: Exactly 60 BC
Date to: Circa 20 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.8 mm
Weight: 3.3 g
Diameter: 17.3 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2016.486

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Potin (Cast bronze)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Suessiones
Geographic provenance: Continental Belgic
Obverse description: Head right
Obverse inscription: None
Reverse description: Eye motif with several pellets beneath and to left side, boar facing right above
Reverse inscription: None
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Preston Candover (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6040
Four figure Latitude: 51.1561173
Four figure longitude: -1.14344455
1:25K map: SU6040
1:10K map: SU64SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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