TOKEN

Unique ID: HESH-50A7A1

Object type certainty: Certain
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Five lead or lead alloy irregular circular tokens of medieval or post medieval date (1400-1700). Each of the tokens is decorated on one face only; the reverse of each token is plain and undecorated. All bar one are a white colour with a corroded patina. The other is a mid brown grey colour. All have been worn and abraded in the ploughsoil. The five tokens are described below (in the photo they are described in a clockwise pattern starting from the top left hand corner).

1. The decoration on the front face of this token is that of a cartwheel. This consists of a central flattened pellet around which are ten unevenly spaced irregular radiating lines. The token measures 15.3mm length, 14.6mm width, is 2.1mm thick, and weighs 2.4 grams. It is possible that this token may be a small bag seal, however not enough survives to substantiate this.

2. The decoration on the front face of this token is that of a cross. This consists of four irregular triangles joined at their apexes to form a cross. It measures 15.1mm length, 21.1mm width, is 4.3mm thick, and weighs 8.03 grams.

3. The decoration on the front face of this token is that of a flower (daisy). This consists of a central flattened pellet around which are five evenly spaced petals formed from irregular hollow lentoid shaped loops. It measures 17.5mm length, 15.8mm width, is 2.4mm thick, and weighs 4.04 grams.

4. The decoration on the front face of this token is that of a flower (daisy). This consists of a central raised pellet around which are six evenly spaced petals formed from hollow lentoid shaped loops. It measures 20.9mm length, 17.2mm width, is 4mm thick and weighs 5.25 grams.

5. This token is irregular in plan with a large amount of mould waste attached. The decoration on the front face of this token is that of a cartwheel. This consists of a central flattened pellet around which are six evenly spaced radiating linear lines. These connect and are contained by an outer circle. The token measures 21.5mm length, 19.9mm width, is 2.9mm thick, and weighs 4.88 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: AD 1400
Date to: AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 5

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 5th August 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Uncertain [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Five lead or lead alloy irregular circular tokens of medieval or post medieval date (1400-1700).

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Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands
County: Shropshire
District: Shropshire
Parish: Bayston Hill

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ4910
Four figure Latitude: 52.685278 Four figure longitude: -2.755888
1:25K map: SJ4910
1:10K map: SJ41SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

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Created: Thursday 6th October 2005
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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