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PUBLIC-3C79CE: PUBLIC-3C79CE-gold quarter stater of Cunobelin

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-3C79CE

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A gold quarter stater of the North Thames region / Catuvellauni and Trinovantes, struck for Cunobelin, dating to the period c.AD 8-41, probably 'Cunobelinus Wild' type. Obverse: [C]A-MV either side of corn ear with no central stalk. Reverse: A horse right, dashes for mane, branch above, CVN[O] below. As ABC, p. 137, no. 2813; BMC nos. 1843-1844.

Diameter: 11.7mm Thickness: 1.9mm Weight: 1.38gms

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 AD 8
Date to: Circa AD 41

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 1.38 g
Diameter: 11.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 26th June 2019

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Quarter stater (gold)
Ruler/issuer: Cunobelin
Tribe: Trinovantes
Geographic provenance: British Eastern
British Museum Catalogue type: nos. 1843-1844x
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 2813
Mint or issue place: Colchester |
Obverse description: Corn ear without stalk between CA-MV
Obverse inscription: [C]A-MV
Reverse description: A horse right, dashes for mane, branch above, CVN[O] below
Reverse inscription: CVN[O]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • BMC : cf. nos. 1843-1844
  • Rudd (ABC) : no. 2813

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
To be known as: Duns Tew

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

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

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