KENT-AEC137: Silver Unit

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-AEC137

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An Iron Age silver unit, probably a Gallic import of the Lingones / Caletedu, dating to the period c.80-50 BC. Obverse: Unclear helmeted head left. Reverse: Horse left, [K]A[Λ] above, Δ[EO] below. Cf. ABC, p. 32, no. 97; BMC (Allen, Catalogue of the Celtic Coins in the British Museum volume II: Silver Coins of North Italy, South and Central France, Switzerland and South Germany), pp. 61-62, cf. nos. 291-300, S267-S274.

Measurements: diameter: 11.44mm; thickness: 2.69mm: weight: 1.92g.

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 80 BC
Date to: Circa 50 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.69 mm
Weight: 1.92 g
Diameter: 11.44 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)


Denomination: Unit (silver)
Tribe: Lingones
Geographic provenance: Continental Gaulish (East Central)
Ancient British Coins (ABC): 97
Obverse description: Unclear helmeted bust left
Reverse description: Horse left, [K]A[Λ] above, Δ[EO] below
Reverse inscription: [K]A[Λ] above, Δ[EO] below
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • Rudd (ABC) : 97
  • Allen (CCBM) : II pp. 61-62, cf. nos. 291-300, S267-S274

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Canterbury (District)
Parish or ward: Waltham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR1347
Four figure Latitude: 51.18253247
Four figure longitude: 1.0463118
1:25K map: TR1347
1:10K map: TR14NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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