SOM-913B4C: British Iron Age silver stater

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-913B4C

Object type certainty: Certain
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British Iron Age silver stater, uninscribed South Western (Durotriges), dating to c. 50-20 BC, VA 1235-1; BMC 2525ff, ABC 2157.

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 20 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.96 g
Diameter: 18.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2010 - Monday 7th January 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 017844

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Stater (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
Tribe: Durotriges
Geographic provenance: British South Western
British Museum Catalogue type: 2525ffx
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 1235.01
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 2157
Obverse description: Devolved head comprising of diagonal line from edge to centre, terminating in a crescent. The line bisects a wreath of two rows of oval pellets. One open crescent, or ear, in front of the terminal of the diagonal and a two in a line above. Traces of a raised face in front of the crescents. Traces of lines forming a robe below the ear.
Obverse inscription: None
Reverse description: Devolved horse going left with rectangular muzzle and pellet eye. it has a double curved line body and four straight legs formed of lines with pellet terminals. There are traces of what would have been a tail but too little survives to identify if parallel or spreading. Eleven pellets in three rows above the horse's back with an eye to the right and a pellet below the belly
Reverse inscription: None
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
To be known as: Okeford Fitzpaine

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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