HAMP-63F723: Iron Age coin : potin unit of the Suessiones

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Unique ID: HAMP-63F723

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete Iron Age potin, probably a Gallic import with boar reverse type dating to the c.1st century BC. Obverse type is uncertain, possibly a very worn head or bust. The reverse type depicts a boar right(?) with four pellets below. Cf. Allen (BMC), 1995: no. 442, although see also nos. 379-382 for similar reverse types;

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 100 BC
Date to: Circa 1 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.1 g
Diameter: 16.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th September 2015 - Sunday 20th September 2015

Rally details.

This object was found at Danebury Midweek Searchers Rally 18-20 Sept 2015

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 444

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Potin (Cast bronze)
Tribe: Uninscribed
Geographic provenance: Continental Belgic
British Museum Catalogue type: 442x
Obverse description: Uncertain head or bust
Reverse description: A boar right(?) with four pellets below
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Longstock (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3337
Four figure Latitude: 51.13133113
Four figure longitude: -1.52976973
1:25K map: SU3337
1:10K map: SU33NW
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

References cited

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Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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