ASHM-BF42C2: Iron Age coin: minim of Atrebates or Regni

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Unique ID: ASHM-BF42C2

Object type certainty: Certain
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An Iron Age silver minim attributed to the Atrebates/Regni, dating to the period 50-20 BC. 'Lambourn dragon' type (ABC 893).


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Measurements taken from British Museum catalogue online (BM 2007,4050.1)

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by a museum - not a Treasure case


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 50 BC
Date to: Circa 20 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.51 g
Diameter: 10.5 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Alison Pollard
Identified by: Dr. John Naylor

Other reference numbers

Other reference: ASHMBD404
Museum accession number: BM 2007,4050.1

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Celtic Coin Index Number: 07.0194
Denomination: Minim (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Atrebates
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 893
Obverse description: Double-headed serpent in the shape of a reversed S, spoked wheels either side and other motifs in field.
Reverse description: Horse (belted), standing to left, ringed spiral below.
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Rudd (ABC) : 893

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
To be known as: Childrey

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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