Cantii Bronze Unit
Finder County Date Recorded
Hidden ESSEX Sun February 24, 2008
Recorded By Views Validated by
Hidden 1490 Rod Blunt
Material Size (mm) Issue date
Bronze 15mm Late 1st century BC

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Description: Bronze unit of the Cantii, attributed to Dubnovellaunus in Kent. (Likely to be the same Dubnovellaunus in whose name coins were struck in Essex.)
Keywords: Cantii Bronze Unit
State: Ancient Britain (Cantii) Reign/Issue Authority: Dubnovellaunus in Kent
Denomination: Bronze unit Classification: VA Cantian J
Mint: Moneyer:
Issue Date: Late 1st century BC Metal: Bronze
Weight (grams): Diameter (mm): 15mm
Obverse Description: Celticised boar left; pellet-in-ring motif below; wreath above. Obverse Legend:
Reverse Description: Celticised horse right; five-pointed star below; pellet-in-ring motif between front legs. pellet below neck. Reverse Legend:
References: VA 167-1 Comments: Van Arsdell dates the type 30 BC - 23 BC
Findspot: Halstead County: ESSEX
Recorded elsewhere: No Finder: Hidden
Metal Detector Used: Minelab Explorer II Validated By: Rod Blunt


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