PUBLIC-D2189D: A complete Iron Age potin of Continental/Belgic import from the Soissons region.

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-D2189D

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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.

Notes:

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 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
Ascribed Culture: Belgic style
Date from: Circa AD 60
Date to: Circa AD 20

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.52 mm
Weight: 2.9 g
Diameter: 17.65 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th October 2013

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Potin (Cast bronze)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Secondary ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Suessiones
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: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • de la Tour : 7905

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
To be known as: Tarring Neville

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
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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