LANCUM-4A04E4: Cumbria(?): Token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: LANCUM-4A04E4

Object type certainty: Certain
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17th/18th century lead/pewter token with four-petal flower design on the obverse and the letters R.W. in mirror-writing on the reverse.

Tokens were a low-denomination currency, mostly used by the working class (and in rural areas) in periods when there was a shortage of small change. They are crudely made (cast, not struck or hammered).

Class: Lead/Pewter

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 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 6.53 g
Diameter: 24 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Pewter
Manufacture method: Cast

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Uncertain
Obverse description: Flower motif
Reverse description: R.W. (mirror-image)

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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