ASHM-C27FC8: Iron Age coin: unit of East Wiltshire group

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COIN

Unique ID: ASHM-C27FC8

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A silver Iron Age unit of the British Western area, East Wiltshire tribe dating to the period AD 50-35 BC. Helmet Lyre type. Obverse depicts helmeted head left. Reverse depicts horse left, three-string lyre above, cogwheel in pellet in ring below as ABC 2117.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Undergoing further examination at a museum

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 50 BC
Date to: Circa 35 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 0.8 g
Diameter: 12.8 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: ASHMBD412

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Unit (silver)
Tribe: Uninscribed
Geographic provenance: British Western
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 2117
Obverse description: Helmeted head, left.
Reverse description: Triple-tailed horse left, pellets around, three-string lyre above, cogwheel in pellet in ring below.
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • Rudd (ABC) : 2117

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: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ASHM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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