SF-C3AC35: Iron Age coin: broken copper-alloy Kentish potin

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Unique ID: SF-C3AC35

Object type certainty: Certain
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A broken cast copper-alloy Potin struck for the Kent region/Cantiaci. Rudd's 'Nipples' type, c.f ABC 174. Half the coin is missing in an old break.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 100 BC
Date to: Circa 50 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 9.55 mm
Weight: 0.63 g
Diameter: 13.65 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 16th May 2018

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Potin (Cast bronze)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Cantii
Geographic provenance: British South Eastern
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 174
Obverse description: Crude outline head around central 'nipple'
Reverse description: Crude outline of bull around large central nipple
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Freckenham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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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Created: About one year ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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