KENT-2CAC8C: Gold uniface stater

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-2CAC8C

Object type certainty: Certain
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An Iron Age Gallo-Belgic gold stater of the Ambiani. Of 'Gallic War Uniface' type, c.60-50 BC. As ABC 16; VA 50-56.

Measurements: 18.62mm in diameter, 2.86mm thick and 5.91g in weight.

Discussion: From BERK-A92065"Known as the 'Gallic War uniface' stater these coins were struck by the Ambiani in northern France almost certainly during the Gallic War [period] (c. 60-50 BC ) and imported into Britain during the late first century BC. These gold coins are frequently found in southern Britain where they circulated in large numbers, and where some [varieties] may also have been produced."

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
Date from: Circa 60 BC
Date to: Circa 50 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.86 mm
Weight: 5.91 g
Diameter: 18.62 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Stater (gold)
Tribe: Ambiani
Geographic provenance: Continental Gallo-Belgic
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 50
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 16
Obverse description: Plain
Reverse description: Sinuous horse right, pellet below, pellets above,
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Tonbridge and Malling (District)
Parish or ward: Wrotham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ5960
Four figure Latitude: 51.31689469
Four figure longitude: 0.2801938
1:25K map: TQ5960
1:10K map: TQ56SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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