R2 Type Classification

Type 17 to Type 22

 

 

R2 Type 17

ID 10

Coins in this type, Type 17, have an Obverse configuration of Runes, Letters and Symbols of Obv 4 (chart 2 below) and a Reverse configuration of Letters and Symbols of Rev 4 (chart 3 below). This coin, ID 10, has the letters ITAT, with a cross above the A, behind the head. In front of the head are the letters/runes TEPA. See below left.

 

The coin is ovoid in shape and has a Die Axis of 90° hence the unusual appearance of the above image. The letters on the reverse, ITAIT + TIATI with two annulets outside of the A can be seen in the righthand image. The letters read clockwise from the top of the image (12 o’clock) they are interrupted by a cross (at 6 o’clock) and mirrored on the other side. The two annulets can be seen outside and above either side of the A on the reverse of the coin. There is a beaded border visible on both sides of the coin.

 

 

 

R2 Type 18

 

ID 5 Diagram

Coins in this type, Type 18, have an Obverse configuration of Runes, Letters and Symbols of Obv 5 (chart 2 below) and a Reverse configuration of Letters and Symbols of Rev 2 (chart 3 below). This type has a distinct Cross Pattėe within an Annulet behind the head outside of the letters. The Standard on the reverse has sloping Horns projecting outwards from each top corner. The letters each side of the standard read ITATI +ITATI. Coin ID 5 has a beaded border visible on the reverse.

 

 

 

 

R2 Type 19

 ID 14 Diagram

Coins in this type, Type 19, have an Obverse configuration of Runes, Letters and Symbols of Obv 6 (chart 2 below) and a Reverse configuration of Letters and Symbols of Rev 1 (chart 3 below). The letters behind the head read TTAT. One annulet can be seen above the A, a second is not visible, neither is a cross within the annulet. The letters/runes in front of the head read TEPA, as is usual, the first letter T has its top pointing outwards and the runes EPA have their tops pointing inwards. On the reverse the letters read ITATI + ITATI.

 

 

 

R2 Type 20

 

ID 15 Diagram

Coins in this type, Type 20, have an Obverse configuration of Runes, Letters and Symbols of Obv 7 (chart 2 below) and a Reverse configuration of Letters and Symbols of Rev 2 (chart 3 below). Behind the head are the letters T&A and outside of those are the letters TIAIT, this combination is unique. In front of the head are the letters/runes TEPAT, it is unusual to see a T both before and after the runes, sometimes the base of the second T can be seen. The Standard on the reverse has sloping Horns hanging down from each side at the top. The letters ITATI + ITATI are outside of the Standard. A beaded border is visible on the reverse of the coin.

 

 

 

R2 Type 21

ID 4 Diagram

Coins in this type, Type 21, have an Obverse configuration of Runes, Letters and Symbols of Obv 8 (chart 2 below) and a Reverse configuration of Letters and Symbols of Rev 5 (chart 3 below). This coin ID 4 has unclear letters behind the head, it has been allocated an obverse of Obv8 but that is not clear. Some coins have annulets and a very few, two layers of letters. As the characters extend over the flan edge a 100% positive identification is difficult. The image of ID  4 does not magnify very well from its source.

 

 

R2 Type 22

ID 6 Diagram

Coins in this type, Type 22, have an Obverse configuration of Runes, Letters and Symbols of Obv 9 (chart 2 below) and a Reverse configuration of Letters and Symbols of Rev 1 (chart 3 below). ID 6 has the letters ITAT behind the head, the first I and the last T can only be seen partially as the letters extend over the flan edge. In front of the head most of the first T can be seen but the T below the A rune also extends over the flan edge. On coin ID 6 no lip pellets are clearly visible, this coin has much more wear than coin ID 12 below. The crown is malformed. On the reverse are the letters ITATI + ITATI.

 

ID 12

The above coins of Type 22 (ID 6 & ID 12) I believe to be a Die Match. The letters behind the head appear not to be the same, the last letter, the “I” is over the flan edge. However, as all other aspects of the artwork on this “die match” pair are very similar indeed I have put both coins in the same type. Coin ID 12 has a beaded border on its reverse.

 

 

No Type number was given to coin ID 17 as it is impossible to identify the iconography on the obverse of the coin. The reverse was one of type Rev 1. A border could be clearly seen on both the obverse and reverse of ID 17.