Record Details

NHER Number:1364
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Silver Iron Age coin


A silver Iron Age coin inscribed 'SAE' on the reverse. Probably the Icenian SAENV type.

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Full description

Silver Icenian coin. Inscribed with SIT on it.
Obverse. Crescents addorsed on vestigial wreaths.
Reverse. SAE (SARMV) (? =SIMENOI of Ptolemy) Horse right.
See (S1) and (S2).

As noted on (S5) reference is made in (S3) to a Ptolemaic coin from Brancaster. It is suggested on (S5) that this is probably actually one of the Egyptian coins now recorded as being from Burnham Market. See NHER 1749 and NHER 21881 for further information on Egyptian coins from Burnham Market and Burnham Overy.
E. Rose (NLA). Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 30 March 2016.

(S4) records further sources.
See (S5) and (S6)
R. J. Rickett (NAU), 8 May 1990

October 2005.
This sounds like an inscribed silver coin of the SAENV type.
M. Dennis (NLA), 6th October 2005.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in Monograph: Allen, D.F.. 1961. The Origins of Coinage in Britain: A Reappraisal.. Problems of the Iron Age in Southern Britain. Frere, S.. pp 97-308. p 267.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Publication: Evans, J.. 1890. Coins of the Ancient Britons. 2nd Edition. p 386; Plate XV no 7.
<S2>Article in Serial: Brooke, G. C. 1933. The Distribution of Gaulish and British Coins in Britain. Antiquity. Vol 7 No 27 pp 268-289. p 287; Map XII.
<S3>Publication: Milne, J. G. 1948. Finds of Greek Coins in the British Isles: the evidence reconsidered in the light of the Rackett collection from Dorset. p 38.
<S4>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 74 SE 12; TF 74 SE 13.
<S5>Article in Serial: Clarke, R. R. 1939. The Iron Age in Norfolk and Suffolk. The Archaeological Journal. Vol XCVI pp 1-113. p 103.
<S5>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Iron Age. Brancaster.

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