SUSS-0E383A: Copper alloy trading token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: SUSS-0E383A

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A post-medieval 17th century farthing trade token issued by John Gittings of chichester dating to 1648-72. Williamson (1967); no:45. notes that the issuer lived in North Street.

Obverse: The Dyers' Arms

Legend: IOHN . GITTINGS

Reverse: I G

Legend: IN . CHICHESTER 

Measurements: diameter: 15.37 mm; thickness: 0.64 mm and weight: 0.75 g

Other examples recorded on the database include: HAMP-EF26DESUSS-73AE31SUSS-DC27E8 and SUSS-DC27E8.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1648
Date to: Circa AD 1672

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.64 mm
Weight: 0.75 g
Diameter: 15.37 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Numismatic data

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
To be known as: near Chichester

Spatial coordinates


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
Dickinson, M. 1986 Seventeenth Century Tokens of the British Isles and Their Values Spink and Son Ltd 215 45
Williamson, G.C. 1967 Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century London Seaby Ltd

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Audit data

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

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