Gold coin issued by the Dobunni people

Description
People started using coins made from gold, silver and bronze over 2,000 years ago. They were not intended for everyday purchases but were used as religious offerings and as gifts. Coins help us to define tribal territories. This gold coin was issued by the Dobunni, a tribe that lived in north-east Somerset. It bears the name Eisu, who may have been a tribal chief or king.
Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : 46/2002
Simple Name
coin
Full Name
Dobunnic gold stater
Collection Country
England
Common Name
gold coin issued by the Dobunni people
Production Country
England
Material
metal, gold
Period Classification
Iron Age (700 BC - AD 43)
Collection Class
Prehistoric
Collection Contintent
Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Collection Parish
Stogursey
Collection Town
Stogursey
Collection County
Somerset
Collection Site Name
Stolford
Inscription / Transcription
obverse: EISV above horse
On Display
Museum of Somerset
Created At
2016-05-07 16:52:25
Updated At
2016-05-07 16:52:25

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