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Unique ID: PUBLIC-D2189D
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A complete Iron Age potin of Continental/Belgic import from the Soissons region, c. 60-20 BC. Obverse: profile bust right with bow before. Reverse: boar with pellet-in-annulet and arc of pellets below, possibly depicting a neck torc. Ancient British Coins No 85; BMC Celtic Coins III, 444-447; Delestree and Tache I, 530-531A. SUSS-691646 is another, although incomplete, example found in Sussex.
Known as the Soissons Eye Boar potin, an imported coin struck by the Suessiones tribe c 60-20 BC. The Suessiones "six peoples" lived around the river Aisne (Axona "river"). their capital: Noviodunum "New Fort" modern Soissons (Aisne, Picardy), which is named after the tribe.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 2.52 mm
Weight: 2.9 g
Diameter: 17.65 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th October 2013
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Denomination: Potin (Cast bronze)
Secondary ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Geographic provenance: Continental Belgic
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 85
Obverse description: Profile bust right with bow before
Reverse description: Boar with pellet-in-annulet and arc of pellets below
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status qualifier: Certain
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
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