BERK-13CDA2: Iron Age coin: Thurrock potin

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COIN

Unique ID: BERK-13CDA2

Object type certainty: Certain
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An Iron Age cast copper-alloy potin (Thurrock MA type) of the Cantiaci (Kent) / South-Eastern Region, dating to the later 2nd century BC (Reece Period 1), c. 120 -100 BC. Obverse: Head of Apollo left; reverse: Butting bull, right. cf. ABC no. 120; VA 1406. Thurrock / Kent Primary potins are closely linked to continental examples and a number of the sub-types classified as Thurrock or Kent Primary types are likely to be continental imports rather than of the Cantiaci.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Exactly 120 BC
Date to: Circa 100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18 mm
Width: 17 mm
Thickness: 3.4 mm
Weight: 3.4 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2017.260

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Potin (Cast bronze)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Cantii
Geographic provenance: British South Eastern
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 120
Obverse description: Head of Apollo, left
Reverse description: Butting bull, right
Reverse inscription: [MA]
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Crowmarsh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6288
Four figure Latitude: 51.58745224
Four figure longitude: -1.10649172
1:25K map: SU6288
1:10K map: SU68NW
What3Words: influence.blunt.breakaway
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: Thursday 7th September 2017
Updated: Thursday 7th September 2017

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