ESS-2FD106: Iron Age Goin: Gallo Belgic copper-alloy unit of the Meldi

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Unique ID: ESS-2FD106

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy Continental Iron Age unit of the Meldi, dating to the period c.60-40BC.

Obverse: [ARC]ANTODAN [ROVECA], Helmeted head with hair curled up around nape of neck.

Obverse: Griffin leaping to the right, annulets below stomach. Vine and branch in exergue.

See: BMCC. 100 - 101, British Museum Catalogue ID: 1901,0503.386

DT (Delestrée & Tache, Nouvel Atlas des Monnaies Gauloises I. De la Seine au Rhin), 574

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 60 BC
Date to: Circa 40 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 2.5 g
Diameter: 16.5 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Unit (copper alloy)
Tribe: Meldi
Geographic provenance: Continental Belgic
Obverse description: Helmeted bust left
Obverse inscription: [ARC]ANTODAN [ROVECA]
Reverse description: Griffin leaping right, annulets below stomach, branch and vines in exergue
Die axis measurement: 9 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: Hertfordshire (County)
District: East Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Much Hadham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL4317
Four figure Latitude: 51.83331223
Four figure longitude: 0.0739554
1:25K map: TL4317
1:10K map: TL41NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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