SF-C1639A: SF-2C733B

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Unique ID: SF-C1639A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Two complete gold Iron Age coins.

Addenda to SF-2C733b (2019 T143)

1. Uninscribed Eastern British "Cantian-inspired" "SS" gold stater, dating to c.60-20 BC

Obv: Two reversed S-shapes, banding below

Rev: Annulate horse r. beaded mane, wing motif above, wheel below

ABC 2237, VA 1509, BMC 350,

Diameter: 18.15mm, thickness: 2.71mm, weight: 5.51g

2. Uninscribed Eastern British / East Anglian gold quarter stater.

Obv: Central wreath with opposed crescents and hidden faces.

Rev: Horse, right, with feathered tail, pellets in circles above and below.

Diameter: 12.59mm, thickness: 1.34mm, weight: 1.21g

E. Ghey: This coin is a previously unrecorded type. It may belong to the Eastern (North Thames) coinage tradition as it has some features in common with ABC 2347 (also c. 60-20 BC) and the divided forelegs on the horses on the reverse of some of the Heybridge (British Lc) quarter staters (cf ABC 2359 and Sills' Lc2 2a-c (2017, 441)) . However it may also share some East-Anglian traits such as the feathered tail of the horse on the Bury types, the use of curving lines and pellets on the ANTED and ECEN staters (ABC 1639 and 1651/4) and the central wreath and possible traces of the trefoil found on the 'Irstead' quarter staters (cf ABC 1471, Talbot's Boar Horse B quarter staters (2017, 39)) in the upper left field. This latter coin has strong links to the North Thames coinage. A mixture of East Anglian and North Thames coinage is found in the original portion of this hoard.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Halesworth Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2019T428


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: IRON AGE

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st February 2019

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Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2019T428

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Near Blythburgh

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Halesworth Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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Updated: 6 months ago

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