SOM-F9F2C3: Iron Age coin: unit of unclear, possibly Southern rukler

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-F9F2C3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A corroded copper-alloy Iron Age unit, Gallo-Belgic import attributed to the Ambiani, dating to the period c.60-25 BC. Obverse: Bust right with large eye. Reverse: Horse left with prominent ear, in front a large cross, above and below traces of ring and dot motifs. As DT (2002, p. 82) no. 358.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 60 BC
Date to: Circa 25 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 1.65 g
Diameter: 15.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st February 2018 - Tuesday 17th April 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 19938

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Unit (copper alloy)
Tribe: Ambiani
Geographic provenance: Continental Belgic
Obverse description: Bust right with large eye.
Reverse description: Horse left with prominent ear, in front a large cross, above and below traces of ring and dot motifs
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • Delestree & Tache : I p. 82, no. 358

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
To be known as: Overton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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