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Unique ID: CORN-C0CDD2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

Incomplete copper alloy Nuremberg ‘Lion of St. Mark’ jetton, too worn to make out Master, but resembles anonymous issues dating from c.1500-1570.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: returned to finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: AD 1570

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.28 g
Diameter: 24.4 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 19th September 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Jetton [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Mint or issue place: Nuremberg
Obverse description: Lion of St. Mark standing left, nimbate and winged, holding Book of Gospels in raised right fore-paw, with lion’s halo just touching inner circle
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Imperial orb surmounted by cross within a tressure of three arches with paired pellets outside the tressure on either side of the points
Reverse inscription: Illegible

A resized image of obverse of Nuremberg Lion jetton

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West
County: Cornwall
District: Cornwall
Parish: Perranuthnoe

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5329
Four figure Latitude: 50.109595 Four figure longitude: -5.455965
1:25K map: SW5329
1:10K map: SW59NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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.

References cited

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Created: Sunday 23rd October 2005
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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