PUBLIC-83DB12: PUBLIC-83DB12-Gold iron age Dobunnis stater

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-83DB12

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An inscribed gold Iron Age stater of the Western Region / Dobunni, struck for Eisu, dating to the period AD 20-43, 'Eisu Tree' type. Obverse: Tree symbol with pellet at base. Reverse: Triple-tailed horse right, wheel below, EISV above. As ABC , p. 106, no. 2078; BMC (Hobbs) nos. 3039-3042, especially no. 3042.

Weight: 5.2gms Diameter: 18.2mm

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 20
Date to: Circa AD 43

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.2 g
Diameter: 18.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 6th October 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Stater (gold)
Ruler/issuer: EISV
Tribe: Dobunni
Geographic provenance: British Western
British Museum Catalogue type: no. 3042x
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 2078
Obverse description: Tree symbol with pellet at base.
Reverse description: Triple tailed horse advancing right, EISV above horse with three pellets between inscription and horse. Wheel, small star and pellet below. Pellet in front of horse's muzzle.
Reverse inscription: EISV
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Rudd (ABC) : p. 106, no. 2078
  • Hobbs (BM) : nos. 3039-3042, especially no. 3042

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: North Herefordshire

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: metal detecting Find
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
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Updated: About one year ago

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