BM-6208EC: Iron Age coin: quarter stater of the Southern Region / Belgae, 'Petal Saltire' type

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COIN

Unique ID: BM-6208EC

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A gold Iron Age quarter stater of the Southern Region / Belgae, c.60-20 BC, 'Petal Saltire' type. Obverse: Cruciform wreath motif with saltire of petals, cogwheel and rings in the angles. Reverse: Horse right, cogwheel above, below, and in front, pellets in rings in front and below(?). As ABC, p. 59, no. 809. This type is not listed in BMCIA or VA and according to ABC appears to be only the second recorded example, the first on the PAS database.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.11 g
Diameter: 9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 16th December 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Quarter stater (gold)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Geographic provenance: British Eastern
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 809
Obverse description: Cruciform wreath motif with saltire of petals, cogwheel and rings in the angles.
Reverse description: Horse right, cogwheel above, below, and in front, pellets in rings in front and below(?).
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
To be known as: Near Basingstoke

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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