KENT-BB71AB: Dubnovellaunos Lion box type unit

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Unique ID: KENT-BB71AB

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A very worn Iron Age copper-alloy unit of Dubnovellaunos, c. 20 BC- AD 10. Dubnovellaunos Lion box type, Obverse: Horse leaping r, head turned back. Legend: 'DV' below. Reverse: Lion left. Legend: 'DVBN'. ABC (Rudd) no.342. VA 166, BMC 2504-06..

Measurements: 15.05mm in diameter, 3.11mm thick and 1.87g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 20 BC
Date to: Circa AD 10

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.11 mm
Weight: 1.87 g
Diameter: 15.05 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Unit (copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: Dubnovellaunos
Tribe: Cantii
Geographic provenance: British South Eastern
British Museum Catalogue type: 2504 - 2506x
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 166.01
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 342
Obverse description: Horse leaping right head turned back, Legend below
Obverse inscription: DV
Reverse description: Lion left legend in box below
Reverse inscription: DVBN
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Rudd (ABC) : 342
  • Van Arsdell (VA) : 166
  • BMC : 2504-06

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Thanet (District)
Parish or ward: Monkton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2764
Four figure Latitude: 51.32976475
Four figure longitude: 1.25707097
1:25K map: TR2764
1:10K map: TR26SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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