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Title: Celtic gold staters
Item Name: Currency


35 coins. Part of the hoard of Celtic gold staters (dated to c50BC) found in 1999-2001 by local metal detectorists Jack Cooper and Alec Thompson on agricultural land in the Beverley area. Corieltauvi tribe (from modern Lincolnshire). Of these 35, there are 10 examples of the "Domino" type, 5 of the "Kite" type, 1 of the "Transitional" type, 17 of the "South Ferriby" type and 2 of the "Sunflower" type. A total of 46 coins from the hoard have been purchased by the Council, with over 100 found on the site (as of 2008). See 2001.143.1 etc. for individual coins in this group.

Year: 50BC (approx)
Culture: Iron Age
Materials: copper; gold
Measurements: Wt:4.97-5.58g
ID_Number: ERYMS : 2001.143

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Heavy Metal in the Iron Age: The South Cave Weapons Cache & other treasures
An exhibition focused on the discovery (in 2002) of five swords in their decorated scabbards and 33 spearheads on agricultural land near South Cave. Dating to around the time of the Roman conquest of the area (70AD), the finds are remarkably well-preserved and an important resource for our understanding of the period. The display also looked at the landscape of the Foulness valley, from where most of the materials probably came and the evidence for iron working in the Iron Age / Roman periods. Other items from the collections, loans from Hull Museums Service and other metal detecting finds from the area were also included in the exhibition, which attracted around 5000 visitors.