BM-445587: Greek coin: bronze coin of Amisus

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COIN

Unique ID: BM-445587

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn copper-alloy Greek bronze coin of Amisus (Pontus), dating to the period c.100-85 BC. Obverse: Helmeted head of Ares right. Reverse: AMI-ΣΟΥ either side of a Sword in scabbard, ΔAT monogram at lower left, ATE monogram to right. Cf. SNG IX: The British Museum, Part 1: The Black Sea, pl. XLIII, no. 1154passim.

This coin is most plausibly a modern loss, brought back to Britain over the course of the last couple of centuries rather than a genuinely ancient loss. Without good archaeological context it is impossible to be certain, however the appearance of the coin, its type, and findspot suggest this is most likely, perhaps as a result of the Grand Tour or British soldiers returning from service overseas.

Notes:

This coin was found in a garden approximately 55 years ago.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period from: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period to: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Date from: Circa 100 BC
Date to: Circa 85 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 1962

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Uncertain (copper alloy) view all attributed records
Mint or issue place: Amisus
Obverse description: Helmeted head of Ares right.
Reverse description: Either side of a Sword in scabbard, ΔAT monogram at lower left, ATE monogram to right
Reverse inscription: AMI-ΣΟΥ

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
Parish or ward: Mildenhall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL7174
Four figure Latitude: 52.33742653
Four figure longitude: 0.50849533
1:25K map: TL7174
1:10K map: TL77SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found in a garden approximately 55 years ago
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 11 months ago

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