SWYOR-85C176: SWYOR-85C176 Post Medieval Token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: SWYOR-85C176

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post Medieval copper alloy trade token of John Lord of Haslingden, Lancashire dated 1668.

Obverse inscription; IOHN.LORD.1668. Left facing Unicorn and initials of issuer [L/I.E] within a central pelleted circle

Reverse inscription; OF HASLINGDEN.  HIS HALF PENY within a central pelleted circle

The token is 20.5mm in diameter, 1.0mm thick and weighs 1.95g.

An example of this coin exists on the British Museum web site at https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/C_T-1886. See also Williamson 1889/ Trade tokens issued in the seventeenth century in England, Wales & Ireland by corporations, merchants, tradesmen Vol 1.  (37, page 401) .

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1668
Date to: Exactly AD 1668

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 1.95 g
Diameter: 20.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 29th May 2021 - Saturday 29th May 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3675

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token halfpenny
Obverse description: Legend within a pelleted border around edge of flan with a central pelleted circle containing a left facing unicorn and initials of issuer L/I.E
Obverse inscription: JOHN * LORD 1668
Reverse description: Legend within a pelleted border around edge of flan with a central pelleted circle with denomination HIS / HALF / PENY
Reverse inscription: OF * HASLINGDEN *
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
Parish or ward: Amotherby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7473
Four figure Latitude: 54.14750638
Four figure longitude: -0.86858044
1:25K map: SE7473
1:10K map: SE77SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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 page 460

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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