ESS-063442: Iron Age coin: copper-alloy unit of Tasciovanus

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COIN

Unique ID: ESS-063442

Object type certainty: Certain
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An Iron Age copper-alloy unit of Tasciovanus dating to circa 15 to 10BC. (Van Arsdell type 1808-1)

Obverse shows geometric pattern consisting of large pellet in centre and geometric pattern forming eight pointed star. VERLAMIO in between points although only the V is legible.

Reverse shows bull left with tail curling over back. Two pellets survive to right of bull.

The unit is 13.4mm in diameter and weighs 1.5g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 15 BC
Date to: Circa 10 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.5 g
Diameter: 13.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 3rd March 2018 - Saturday 3rd March 2018

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Unit (copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: Tasciovanus
Tribe: Trinovantes
Geographic provenance: British South Eastern
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 1808.01
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 2679
Mint or issue place: Verulamium |
Obverse description: Geometric pattern consisting of large pellet in centre and geometric pattern forming eight pointed star. VERLAMIO in between points although only the V is legible.
Obverse inscription: V[.......]
Reverse description: Bull left with tail curling over back. Two pellets survive to right of bull.
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Uttlesford (District)
Parish or ward: Elmdon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL4738
Four figure Latitude: 52.0209504
Four figure longitude: 0.14092577
1:25K map: TL4738
1:10K map: TL43NE
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

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Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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