BM-E69D94: Iron Age coin: Gallo-Belgic bronze coin of the Suessiones

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COIN

Unique ID: BM-E69D94

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete copper-alloy Gallo-Belgic unit of the Suessiones, probably of ΔEIVICIACOS, dating to the period c.60-25 BC, type "au Taureau immobile". Obverse: Unclear bust right, traces of legend [...EIVIC]IAC below. Reverse: Bull(?) right, six petalled flower above, crescent motif below. As DT, p. 122, no. 561; La Tour no. 7207

Notes:

Coin identified thanks to images supplied by the finder.

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
Weight: 2.26 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2017

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Unit (copper alloy)
Tribe: Suessiones
Geographic provenance: Continental Belgic
Obverse description: Unclear bust right, traces of legend [...EIVIC]IAC below.
Obverse inscription: [...EIVIC]IAC (retrograde)
Reverse description: Bull(?) right, six petalled flower above, crescent motif below
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • Delestree & Tache : p. 122, no. 561
  • de la Tour : no. 7207

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: East Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Near Ware

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Updated: 2 years ago

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