TOKEN

Unique ID: BERK-4D7838

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A copper alloy post-medieval to modern 'conder' token. The token depicts a druid's head on one side and a script cypher of RNG on the reverse. It was issued in by the Paris Mine Company on Anglesey, North Wales in 1793. The edge of the token would have carried the inscription 'Payable in London, Bristol & Lancaster', but the edge is now too worn to make this out. For comparisons on this database see LANCUM-33D046 and SUSS-77F5E3.

Notes:

Thanks to David Williams for the comparisons.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: MODERN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Exactly AD 1793

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 1.49 mm
Weight: 7.5 g
Diameter: 28.26 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2011 - Tuesday 3rd May 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2011.033

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Milled [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Jetton [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Obverse description: Head of druid facing left within a wreath of 29 acorns
Reverse description: Script cypher of 'RNG' in centre
Reverse inscription: NORTH WALES HALF PENNY 1793
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

A resized image of Post-medieval token: Conder token

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Oxfordshire
District: South Oxfordshire
Parish: Cuddesdon And Denton

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5902
Four figure Latitude: 51.713637 Four figure longitude: -1.147431
1:25K map: SP5902
1:10K map: SP50SE
WOEID: 26350224
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]
Specific landuse: Character undetermined[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: Tuesday 31st May 2011
Updated: Tuesday 31st May 2011

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