SF-86EB24: Iron Age coin: copper-alloy Continental potin

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Unique ID: SF-86EB24

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An incomplete cast copper-alloy Iron Age potin attributed to the Nervii of Belgium and Northeastern France, dating c. 60-40 BC. Variant of Rudd's 'Branches' type potin (ABC no. 73), c.f also Delestree 629 (though the horse faces the opposite direction). An identical potin has been recorded on the PAS database, see BERK-9A8897.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 60 BC
Date to: Circa 40 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.05 g
Diameter: 18.46 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 18th October 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Potin (Cast bronze)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Nervii
Geographic provenance: Continental Belgic
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 73
Obverse description: Cross of pellets with two wavy lines in each quarter, border of pellets
Reverse description: Long-legged horse, left, four annulets and crescent above, one over hind heg
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

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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Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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