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Gold Celtic Clymping Stater

Collection Category
Portable Antiquities Scheme Treasure Find

The present coin dates to the late British Iron Age, circa 50-30 BC. It is a 'Climping type' gold stater (see Cottam et al 2010, Ancient British Coinage, p. 49, no. 524). The current specimen was made using the same pair of punches (or dies) as the eight specimens reported in 2001, the two coins from the 2004 addenda (2004T114) and the single 'Climping type' from the 2006 addenda (2006T107; SUSS-861DE4). The 'Climping type' is a left facing version of the common 'British L' series.

Subsequent action after recording: Donated to museum after being declared Treasure

  • Treasure case tracking number: 2013T389
  • Broad period: IRON AGE
  • Date from: Circa 50 BC
  • Date to: Circa 30 BC
  • Primary material: Gold
  • Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
  • Denomination: Stater (gold)
  • Ruler/issuer: Uninscribed
  • Geographic provenance: British Southern
  • Ancient British Coins (ABC): 524
  • Obverse description: Abstract pattern based on head with wreath
  • Obverse inscription: None
  • Reverse description: Horse, left.
  • Reverse inscription: Nona
  • Status: Regular

Accession number: AT1557