SF-4CBAAA: Iron Age coin: half unit.

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-4CBAAA

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete silver Iron Age half unit of the North Thames / Eastern region, dating to 60 BC -20 BC, 'Double Equine' type. Obverse depicts a galloping horse right, looking back over shoulder, snake like creature above. Reverse depicts a horse right, with pellets above linked by wavy line, beaded mane, a pellet below. As ABC, p. 117, no. 2294.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

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 60 BC
Date to: Circa 20 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.43 g
Diameter: 14.11 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 7th March 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Identified by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Half unit (silver)
Tribe: Trinovantes
Geographic provenance: British Eastern
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 2294
Obverse description: Galloping horse right, looking back over shoulder, snake like creature above.
Reverse description: Horse right, with pellets above linked by wavy line, beaded mane, a pellet below
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • Rudd (ABC) : p. 117, no. 2294

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Near Bury St Edmunds

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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