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Unique ID: SUSS-FF2E52
Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A cast, lead biface token (Powell type 2/2), possibly converted from a cloth seal, dating c. 1600-1850.
The irregular thick flan is bent slightly in half with the initials C or G B on one face and an I on the reverse.
Measurements: diameter:19.26mm; thickness:2.34mm; weight: 5.0g.
There is a small indentation on the flan that may represent the connecting strip of a cloth seal, there is evidence that discs from cloth seals were converted into tokens by removing the connecting strip and smoothing the break, (Elton 2017: 18). Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely. The Powell classification system, in which there are over 30 categories, attempts to classify these leaden tokens according to the designs featured on each face, but it does not assign any chronology. This falls into Powell type 2 (initial).
Class: Powell type 2/2
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 2.34 mm
Weight: 5 g
Diameter: 19.26 mm
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4 Figure: TQ3420
Four figure Latitude: 50.96384746
Four figure longitude: -0.09317994
1:25K map: TQ3420
1:10K map: TQ32SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.
|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|Elton, S. F.||2017||Cloth Seals: An Illustrated reference guide to the identification of lead seals attached to cloth||Oxford||Archaeopress Archaeology||18|