LVPL-ED0634: Post-medieval lead token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: LVPL-ED0634

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Cast lead uniface 'token'. Incuse equal armed cross with midrib and central pellet. Slight rim on the reverse.
Lead pieces such as this are common finds. Their function is uncertain but it has been suggested they were monetary tokens, pieceworkers tallies, reckoning counters, communion tokens or gaming counters (N. du Quesne Bird, 'Tokens or Gaming Counters?', Numismatic Circular, No.8, 1996 (Spink).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 11.41 g
Diameter: 22.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2004

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Nick Herepath
Identified by: Mr Nick Herepath

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warrington (Unitary Authority)
District: Warrington (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Winwick (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ5992
Four figure Latitude: 53.423192
Four figure longitude: -2.618435
1:25K map: SJ5992
1:10K map: SJ59SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

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