SWYOR-393090: Iron Age coin; core of a North Eastern Corieltauvi stater of Dumnocoveros Tigirseno

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Unique ID: SWYOR-393090

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An Iron Age copper-alloy coin, core of a plated gold stater of the North Eastern Region / Corieltavi, dating to the period c.AD 25-35, copy of a 'Dumnocoveros Tigirsneo' type. Obverse: [D]V-M[N], vertical wreath with inscription either side between plain lines, pellet or spiral rings in each quadrant. Reverse: Lunate horse left, unclear motifs or legends above and below. The coin has a brown patina. This is a core of a plated stater probably copying a stater of Dumnocoveros Tigirsneo type, cf.ABC p. 101, no. 1971; BMC nos. pl. 107, 3325-3327. The coin is 16.3mm diameter, 2.5mm thick and 1.96g.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

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 25
Date to: Circa AD 35

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 1.96 g
Diameter: 16.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 14th January 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3022

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Stater (gold)
Tribe: Corieltavi
Geographic provenance: British North Eastern
British Museum Catalogue type: 3325-3327x
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 972.01
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 1971
Obverse description: Vertical wreath above horizontal inscription between two plain lines, [D]V to leaft of wreath and M[N] to right. Ring above the M.
Obverse inscription: [D]V - M[N]
Reverse description: Traces of a lunate horse left
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Contemporary copy (Core of plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Rudd (ABC) : cf. p. 101, no. 1971

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: Kellington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5423
Four figure Latitude: 53.70065133
Four figure longitude: -1.18354577
1:25K map: SE5423
1:10K map: SE52SW
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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