WILT-1BC10B: Iron Age copper alloy potin

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Unique ID: WILT-1BC10B

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A struck bronze (copper-alloy) Iron Age coin of Central Gaul / Bituriges Cubi, dating to the c.1st century BC. Obverse: Head right. Reverse: Horse left, 'plough' above, three annulets below. As Allen, 1995: p. 77, nos. 170-172; DT 3479.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 70 BC
Date to: Circa 1 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.45 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5400

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Uncertain (copper alloy)
Tribe: Bituriges
Geographic provenance: Continental Gaulish (West Central)
Obverse description: Head right
Reverse description: Horse left, 'plough' above, three annulets below
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • Allen (CCBM) : p. 77, nos. 170-172
  • Delestree & Tache : no. 3479

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: All Cannings (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0662
Four figure Latitude: 51.35704133
Four figure longitude: -1.91521927
1:25K map: SU0662
1:10K map: SU06SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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