KENT-E13039: Coin of Ebusus

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-E13039

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A heavily worn copper-alloy coin struck at the Phoenician colony Ebusus (the Balearic island of Ibiza) c.210-c.190s BC, 708; Villaronga pg. 93, 22; SNG Morcom 15.

Description: Obverse: Squatting facing Kabeiros/Bas [holding hammer in right hand] and serpent in the left. Reverse: Bull butting left. Reverse is slightly struck off centre.

Measurements: 16.13mm in diameter, 2.65mm thick and 2.15g in weight.

Discussion: While an apparently odd coin to be found in Kent, it has been noted by Iron Age Kentish Coinage expert David Holman that a small spread of these coins is known from Eastern Kent. This coin is the most westerly outlier of the known spread and furthest from the coast.. See: KENT-0414B2 for another recent example from Kent.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period from: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period to: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Date from: Circa 210 BC
Date to: Circa 190 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.65 mm
Weight: 2.15 g
Diameter: 16.13 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: Uncertain (copper alloy) view all attributed records
Mint or issue place: Ebusus
Obverse description: Squatting facing Kabeiros and hammer in the right
Reverse description: Bull butting left
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8149
Four figure Latitude: 51.2115185
Four figure longitude: 0.58999561
1:25K map: TQ8149
1:10K map: TQ84NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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