PUBLIC-C3E572: Bronze unit of Cunobelin

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-C3E572

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An Iron Age copper-alloy unit of the North Thames Region / Catuvellauni and Trinovantes, struck in the name of Cunobelin, dating to the period AD 10-40, 'Cunobelinus Centaur' type. Obverse: [CVNOBELINI], Laureate head left. Reverse: TAS-C[I-OVA]-NI F, A centaur right, blowing a horn. As ABC, p. 141, no. 2957; BMC (Hobbs) nos.1968-1971; VA 2089.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa AD 10
Date to: Circa AD 40

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.82 mm
Weight: 2.1 g
Diameter: 14.49 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 25th November 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Graham Brandejs
Identified by: Mr Graham Brandejs
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Unit (copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: Cunobelin
Tribe: Trinovantes
Geographic provenance: British Eastern
British Museum Catalogue type: 1968-1971x
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 2089.01
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 2957
Obverse description: Laureate head left.
Reverse description: Centaur right, blowing horn
Reverse inscription: TAS-C[I-OVA]-NI F
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Babraham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL5050
Four figure Latitude: 52.12795647
Four figure longitude: 0.18988312
1:25K map: TL5050
1:10K map: TL55SW
What3Words: sprinkle.bloomers.moods
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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: PUBLIC
Created: Monday 27th November 2017
Updated: Tuesday 28th November 2017

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