ESS-BB259D: Iron Age Coin

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Unique ID: ESS-BB259D

Object type certainty: Certain
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An Iron-age Gold Quarter Stater (ABC37) dating to the 1st century BC. Crossed lines with rider. Possibly relating to the Nervii.

Obverse shows criss-cross chisel marks.

Reverse shows stylised horse facing left. The rear legs are shown standing and the front legs are shown in a forward position. Below the front of the horse is a large pellet. The mane is shown and behind this is a line projecting from the horses back to the top edge of the coin. This line has a further two lines projecting to the top right of the coin. This could possibly depict a rider.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 100 BC
Date to: Circa 1 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.9 g
Diameter: 11.6 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
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): 37
Obverse description: Criss-cross chisel marks.
Reverse description: Horse and rider.
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • Rudd (ABC) : P29. ABC37.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL8511
Four figure Latitude: 51.76710692
Four figure longitude: 0.67966475
1:25K map: TL8511
1:10K map: TL81SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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: 5 months ago

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