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Unique ID: BERK-01E4EA
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published
A worn gold Iron Age stater, continental Gallo-Belgic issue, dating to the late-2nd or early-1st centuries BC, perhaps c.130-75 BC. Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right. Reverse: A horse and rider left, wheel behind horse, below a decorated 'croissant', uncertain motif in front.
The closest parallels for this coin appear in a series of staters and quarter staters termed 'type de Crainvilliers "au croissant"' by Delestree and Tache (2007: pp. 52-53, Series 839, especially the quarter stater no. 3076), struck in eastern Gaul perhaps as far as north west Switzerland. The staters published by Delestree and Tache differ slightly from the current example, particularly in terms of the bust type, however it likely falls into the same group as DT 3074.
This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’
Current location of find: Retained by finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 7.2 g
Diameter: 25 mm
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Other reference: OXPAS2018.091
Denomination: Stater (gold)
Geographic provenance: Continental Gaulish (East Central)
Obverse description: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Reverse description: A horse and rider left, wheel behind horse, below a decorated 'croissant', uncertain motif in front.
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.
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