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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-93DF5E

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Greek coin - silver obol of the city of Massalia (Marseilles) in southern France, dating to c. 400-300 BC.

Obverse: Youthful male head left

Reverse: Wheel with four spokes; M A in two quarters.

SNG Copenhagen Spain and Gaul, pl. XXXVI, nos. 722-8

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period from: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period to: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Date from: Circa 400 BC
Date to: Circa 300 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12 mm
Width: 10 mm
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 0.6 g

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Ben Jones
Identified by: Mr Ben Jones
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Obol view all attributed records
Mint or issue place: Masslia
Obverse description: Youthful head left
Obverse inscription: -
Reverse description: Wheel with four spokes, M A in two quarters
Reverse inscription: M A
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: Teignbridge (District)
To be known as: Ide

Spatial coordinates


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: Woodland

References cited

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Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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