ESS-BBA4F1: Iron Age Coin: quarter stater

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Unique ID: ESS-BBA4F1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Gallo-Belgic Gold Quarter Stater (ABC40) dating to between 80-50 BC. Boat tree type.

The obverse shows a boat with two occupants. No other detail can be seen.

The reverse is very worn and no detail can be seen.

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: 1.3 g
Diameter: 9.1 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): 40
Obverse description: Boat with two occupants.
Reverse description: Very worn. Illegible.
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
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: Mistley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM1128
Four figure Latitude: 51.91054921
Four figure longitude: 1.06627835
1:25K map: TM1128
1:10K map: TM12NW
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: ESS
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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