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Unique ID: HAMP-FBA0C7

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An Elizabethan copper alloy pledge penny dated 1601. Obverse: Queen's bust, quarter left, THE * PLEDGE * OF. Reverse: monogram for ELIZABETH, crowned and accosted by 16 - 01, A - PEN - NY. 


This is a pattern issued by the mint in London in response to a proposed copper coinage which was never realised at the time (as Snelling 1769 pl 5 no 13; Peck 1970, 3 - 5). The design is paralleled by a series of contemporary medalets (Mitchiner 4511-4512).

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1601
Date to: Circa AD 1601

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.9 g
Diameter: 18.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 5th April 2021

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Numismatic data

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Codford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST9938
Four figure Latitude: 51.1412663
Four figure longitude: -2.0156734
1:25K map: ST9938
1:10K map: ST93NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Mitchiner, M. 1998 Jetons, Medalets and Tokens: Volume 3 British Isles Circa 1558 to 1830 London Hawkins Publications
Snelling, T. 1769 A view of the origin, nature and use of jettons or counters London Privately published

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