Iron age coin die/potin matrix

This Iron Age potin matrix was found in Steventon, Hampshire and recorded at the PAS as SUR-08FD05. It was designated a Find of Note; National Importance.

This matrix has a positive image in relief which is a copy of the image on the finished coin and not used to strike coins but instead produce casting moulds, in this case for Soissons Eye Boar type potins. These are typically identified as a Continental/Belgic import type originating from the Soissons region of Northern France, c. 60-20 BC

The Suessiones “six peoples” lived around the river Aisne (Axona “river”). their capital: Noviodunum “New Fort” modern Soissons (Aisne, Picardy), which is named after the tribe.

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