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Unique ID: BERK-9E2ECA
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
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.
This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 2.8 mm
Weight: 3.3 g
Diameter: 17.3 mm
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Other reference: OXPAS2016.486
Denomination: Potin (Cast bronze)
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 qualifier: Certain
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.
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