PUBLIC-FB385A: An Iron Age gold plated bronze cored stater of Commius of the Atrebates and Regni.

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-FB385A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An Iron Age plated gold stater of the Southern Region / Regini and Atrebates, struck for Commius, dating to the period c.50-25 BC, 'Commius E-Type'. Obverse: Wreath design with two hidden faces. Reverse: Horse right, wheel below, E symbol above, [CO]MMIOS below and front. Cf. ABC, p. 66, no. 1025; VA 352-1.

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 50 BC
Date to: Circa 25 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.98 mm
Weight: 3.8 g
Diameter: 18.12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 18th September 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr David Lange
Identified by: Mr David Lange
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Stater (gold)
Ruler/issuer: Commios
Tribe: Atrebates
Geographic provenance: British Southern
British Museum Catalogue type: 730x
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 352.01
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 1025
Obverse description: Wreath design with two hidden faces.
Reverse description: Horse right, wheel below, E symbol above, [CO]MMIOS below and front
Reverse inscription: E [C]OMMIO[S]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Van Arsdell (VA) : 352-1

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 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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