SF-721EC5: Iron Age coin: silver Unit of the Iceni/East Anglian region.

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-721EC5

Object type certainty: Certain
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An Iron Age silver Unit of the Iceni/East Anglian region, dating to 50 BC- AD 10 (Bury Diadem). Obverse: female head left, sharply pointed nose, heart-shaped ear, diadem above forehead, corded curles for hair, snake in reversed S-shape in front. Reverse: prancing horse left, double upper front legs and right rear leg, tiny S-shapes for mane. pellet in ring below, pellet boss in ring of pellets above. ABC p. 82, no. 1495.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 50 BC
Date to: Circa AD 10

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.21 mm
Weight: 1.44 g
Diameter: 15.15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 8th September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Identified by: Mr Riccardo Caravello

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Unit (silver)
Tribe: Iceni
Geographic provenance: British East Anglia
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 1495
Obverse description: Female head left, sharply pointed nose, heart-shaped ear, diadem above forehead, corded curles for hair, snake in reversed S-shape in front.
Obverse inscription: -
Reverse description: Prancing horse left, double upper front legs and right rear leg, tiny S-shapes for mane. pellet in ring below, pellet boss in ring of pellets above.
Reverse inscription: -
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • Rudd (ABC) : p. 82, no. 1495

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Hacheston

Spatial coordinates


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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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