WREX-0EF427: C17th trade token of Arthur Gaile of Hadleigh dated 1655.

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Unique ID: WREX-0EF427

Object type certainty: Certain
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Complete seventeenth century copper alloy trade token dating 1655 AD.  The obverse has the Grocer’s Arms at the centre within a circular pelleted border.  The relief lettering around this reads * ARTHVR GAILE.

The reverse has the initials AA beneath a G at the centre.  Around the edge of the token is the relief lettering reading * OF HADLEIGH 1655. (all as per Williamson No. 139)

Diameter: 15.2mm; weight: 0.84g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1655
Date to: Exactly AD 1655

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.84 g
Diameter: 15.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 6th August 2019 - Wednesday 6th November 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NWales PAS 191106/7

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Decoration style: Heraldic
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Class: Other
Group: Other
Type: Other
Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: Grocer's Arms
Obverse inscription: * ARTHVR GAILE
Reverse description: Initials AA beneath initial G
Reverse inscription: * OF HADLEIGH 1655
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Colchester (District)
To be known as: Langham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting

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 1082 139

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

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