BH-104C17: Iron Age coin: primary phase 'Thurrock Degraded' unit or 'potin'

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-104C17

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An incomplete late Iron Age cast unit or 'potin' of primary phase 'Thurrock Degraded' type of the Cantiaci dating to the period c. 175-140 B.C. The obverse depicts the degraded head of Apollo facing left. The reverse depicts a degraded linear bull. Both the obverse and reverse have a raised central boss. As ABC, p. 33, no. 132 and BMC, p. 82, nos. 663-665.

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 175 BC
Date to: Circa 140 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 1.53 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 4th July 2018 - Wednesday 4th July 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Matthew Fittock
Identified by: Mr Matthew Fittock

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Potin (Cast bronze)
Tribe: Cantii
Geographic provenance: British South Eastern
British Museum Catalogue type: 663-665x
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 132
Obverse description: Degraded bust of Apollo left
Reverse description: Degraded bull left
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Chalgrove (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6396
Four figure Latitude: 51.65926267
Four figure longitude: -1.09062348
1:25K map: SU6396
1:10K map: SU69NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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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Recording Institution: BH
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Updated: 9 months ago

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