ESS-BA993D: Iron Age Coin: Gallo Belgic type

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Unique ID: ESS-BA993D

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Gallo-Belgic gold quarter stater (ABC type 40). Struck between 80 - 50 BC. Boat tree type.

Obverse shows a boat with two occupants. There is a single pellet to the left of the occupants. There appears to be decoration around the outer edge of the obverse which is illegible but may signify the suns rays.

The reverse shows a tree like object. There are two pointed protusions coming from the edge of the coin towards the trunk of the tree from both sides. Beneath the tree is a raised ridge that extends from the right hand edge and finishes in a point close to the left hand edge. This raised ridge has a slight deviation about halfway along. Beneath this are two symbols. The left hand symbol is similar to a first quarter moon and the right hand symbol appears to be a star.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 80 BC
Date to: Circa 50 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 11.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Colin Rose
Identified by: Mr Colin Rose

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Quarter stater (gold)
Geographic provenance: Continental Gallo-Belgic
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 40
Obverse description: Boat with two occupants.
Reverse description: Tree like object.
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • Rudd (ABC) : P29. ABC40.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Tendring (District)
Parish or ward: Great Bromley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM0826
Four figure Latitude: 51.89371994
Four figure longitude: 1.02152201
1:25K map: TM0826
1:10K map: TM02NE
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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Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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