BH-0DAED5: Post Medieval trade token

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Unique ID: BH-0DAED5

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A complete Post Medieval copper-alloy trade token issued by the Sun Tavern in Holborne, London, dating to the seventeenth century. Obverse: 'AT . THE . SVN . TAVERN' surrounding a sixteen pointed sun. Reverse: 'IN . HYE . HOLBORNE' surrounding 'C . A . E'.

A variation of Williamson 1889, vol. I, p. 630, no. 1383.

Class: Williamson London 1383

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.87 g
Diameter: 18.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 7th December 2019 - Saturday 7th December 2019

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Class: English
Denomination: Token penny
Obverse description: Sixteen pointed sun
Obverse inscription: AT . THE . SVN . TAVERN
Reverse description: C . // A . E
Reverse inscription: IN . HYE . HOLBORNE
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Wallington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL2934
Four figure Latitude: 51.98948027
Four figure longitude: -0.12274292
1:25K map: TL2934
1:10K map: TL23SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Williamson, G.C. 1967 Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century London Seaby Ltd vol. I, p. 630 no. 1383

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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