BERK-01E4EA: Iron Age coin: Early Gallo-Belgic stater

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Unique ID: BERK-01E4EA

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find 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.

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Retained by finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa AD 130
Date to: Circa AD 75

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.2 g
Diameter: 25 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2018.091

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Stater (gold)
Tribe: Uninscribed
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.
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • Delestree & Tache : pp. 52-53, Series 839, nos. DT 3074-3076

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
To be known as: Ipsden

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
Current location: Retained by finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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