NARC-BF0CC3: NARC-BF0CC3 : Stater : Tasciovanus

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Unique ID: NARC-BF0CC3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete gold Stater of Tasciovanus (25 BC - AD 10) dating to the period 20 BC to c. 10 AD. Trinovantes.

British Museum nos. 1591-1603 var.*, Van Arsdell no. 1680, Mack no. 149, ABC 2553.

Rudd's 'Hidden faces' type; ABC 2553; VA 1680; BMC 1591-1603.

Diameter: 17.00mm, Thickness: 2.90mm, Weight: 5.4g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: IRON AGE
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: IRON AGE
Date from: Circa 25 BC
Date to: Circa AD 10

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.9 mm
Weight: 5.4 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Stater (gold)
Ruler/issuer: Tasciovanus
Tribe: Trinovantes
Geographic provenance: British Eastern
British Museum Catalogue type: 1591-1603x
Van Arsdell Type (VA): 1680.01
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 2553
Obverse description: Double ropework line with plain central strand, interrupted at centre by two back-to-back crescents, each with pellet-in-ring in curve; crossing this line at 90 degrees, wavy line of two ropework strands and plain central strand, with two pellet-in-ring symbols at centre; in two diagonally opposed crescents, a 'V-shaped' motif terminating in a basal pellet; in other two quarters, hollow crescent surrounded by triplet of pellets, with V-shaped symbol in curve.
Reverse description: Horse right; above, horned bovine head, facing, flanked by two pellets; above head, pellet-in-ring, surrounded by ring of pellets; below tail, two pellets; in front of face, unidentified symbol; below horse, curved symbol; below front legs, pellet above ring.
Reverse inscription: [TASCIAVAN]
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Harrold (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP9457
Four figure Latitude: 52.20322261
Four figure longitude: -0.62593516
1:25K map: SP9457
1:10K map: SP95NW
Grid reference source: From 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

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