IOW-986032: Iron Age Coin: British South-Western (Durotriges) Unit (inscribed 'CRAB')

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-986032

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A British Iron Age South-Western (Durotriges) silver unit inscribed 'CRAB', c. AD 10-40. ABC 1385; VA 1285; BMC 2788.

Obverse: C/R/A/B; A three-stranded cross of pellets radiating from a large pellet and ring at the centre. A letter of CRAB in each quadrant.

Reverse: -; An eagle with head turned to right.

Diameter: 12.0mm. Weight: 1.00g.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 10 BC
Date to: Circa 40 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1 g
Diameter: 12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 12th May 2019 - Sunday 12th May 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-2-81

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Unit (silver)
Ruler/issuer: CRAB
Tribe: Durotriges
Geographic provenance: British South Western
British Museum Catalogue type: 2788x
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 1285.01
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 1385
Obverse description: A three-stranded cross of pellets radiating from a large pellet and ring at the centre. A letter of CRAB in each quadrant
Obverse inscription: C/R/A/B
Reverse description: An eagle with head turned to right
Reverse inscription: -
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • Rudd (ABC) : 1385
  • Van Arsdell (VA) : 1285
  • BMC : 2788

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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