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Unique ID: PUBLIC-EE18B6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Iron Age half unit of the Kent Region / Cantiaci, c.50-20 BC, 'Canterbury Lion' type. Obverse: Head right wearing cabled neck torc. Reverse: Lion left, annulets above, ring-pellet below. Cf. ABC, p. 38, no. 291; VA 154-9; S.176.

Diameter 10mm. Thickness 2.4mm. Weight 0.64g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 50 BC
Date to: Circa 20 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.4 mm
Weight: 0.64 g
Diameter: 10 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Unit (copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Cantii
Geographic provenance: British South Eastern
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 154.09
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 291
Obverse description: Head right wearing cabled neck torc.
Reverse description: Lion left, annulets above, ring-pellet below
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Rudd (ABC) : 291

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Bexley (London Borough)
Parish or ward: St. Mary's (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ5072
Four figure Latitude: 51.42716035
Four figure longitude: 0.15620906
1:25K map: TQ5072
1:10K map: TQ57SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Undisturbed grassland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: About one year ago

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