BERK-860539: Quarter Stater - Dobunni

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Unique ID: BERK-860539

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A struck gold uninscribed quarter stater of the Western region (Dobunni) dating to the period c. 50 - 20 BC. Cottam et al's 'Sunburt little horse' type, listed in ABC as very rare (ABC 2009.). This example has been struck on an elongated flan, probably with a worn flan(s). A coin with similar obverse and reverse wear has been recorded as WAW-CFB026 on this database. During the Roman period, and perhaps earlier, the Dobunni inhabited an area covering the modern county of Gloucestershire and parts of Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Exactly 50 BC
Date to: Circa 20 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.38 mm
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 16.38 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Rod Trevaskus
Identified by: Mr Rod Trevaskus
Secondary identifier: Miss Anni Byard

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Quarter stater (gold)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Secondary ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Geographic provenance: British Eastern
Obverse description: Triple-tailed annulet horse right, double upper left rear leg, pellets either side of neck, cogwheel sun motif above, possibly small animal below.
Obverse inscription: -
Reverse description: Vague impression of crescents.
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: Cherwell (District)
Parish or ward: Middle Aston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4727
Four figure Latitude: 51.93952661
Four figure longitude: -1.31771861
1:25K map: SP4727
1:10K map: SP42NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Created: 2 months ago
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