LON-EC1028: An Iron Age copper-alloy unit of the Eppillus, Cantiaci / South Eastern, dating to AD 1-15

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COIN

Unique ID: LON-EC1028

Object type certainty: Certain
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An Iron Age copper-alloy unit of the Eppillus, Cantiaci / South Eastern, dating to AD 1-15, 'Bull and Eagle' type. Butting bull r., EPPIL above, COF below / Spread eagle standing, head r. ABC 411, VA 451, BMC 1139-41.

Dimensions: diameter: 13.60mm; weight: 1.70g

Other 'Bull and Eagle' types on the database are CCI-900605 and KENT-4E5E3F.

Rudd (2010:42) writes "Eppillus 'little horse', son of Commios and self-styled 'king of Calleva' (Silchester), may have ruled in North Kent during approximately the same 15-20 years that he ruled in north Hampshire, minting different coins in each county. Alternatively, he could have moved into Canterbury after his brother Tincomarus had pushed him out of Silchester, prompting the aging Dubnovellaunos to occupy Colchester."

References: Rudd, C. 2010, Ancient British Coins, Norwich

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa AD 1
Date to: Circa AD 15

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.7 g
Diameter: 13.6 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Wyatt
Identified by: Mr Stuart Wyatt

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Unit (copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: Eppillus
Tribe: Cantii
Geographic provenance: British South Eastern
British Museum Catalogue type: 1139-41x
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 451.01
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 411
Obverse description: Butting bull r., EPPIL above, COF below
Reverse description: /Spread eagle standing, head r.
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Bromley (London Borough)
To be known as: Bromley

Spatial coordinates


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
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: About one year ago

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