SF-FE581B: Gold quarter stater struck for the Ambiani

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-FE581B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A gold quarter stater struck for the Ambiani of Northern France, dating c. 125-100 BC. Rudd's 'Gallo-Belgic broad flan' type. Obverse: wreathed bust left. Reverse: stylised horse prancing left, flower between legs, pelleted symbols above head. As ABC p. 29, no. 31. This coin appears to be the first of its exact type recorded on the PAS database.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 125 BC
Date to: Circa 100 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.71 g
Diameter: 13.34 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 29th November 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Quarter stater (gold)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Geographic provenance: Continental Belgic
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 31
Obverse description: Wreathed head left
Reverse description: Horse prancing left, flower between legs, pelleted motifs above head
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)
To be known as: Glemsford

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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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