LANCUM-DC3113: Post Medieval Lead Token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: LANCUM-DC3113

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

Cast lead token. Obverse depicts long cross with pellets in each quarter. Reverse shows signs of a cross decoration although badly worn. It is unclear as to why lead tokens were produced although they appear numerous in the 17th and 18th centuries (Bailey 1999 page 56). They may have been produced as a form of working class low denomination currency associated with rural areas (Bailey 2000 pages 13-14). Alternative uses may have been for payment of casual workers or gambling (ibid. page 14). This example appears to be of possible French origin and political in nature (ibid. page 15).

Class: Lead

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: 3 mm
Weight: 7.79 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lisa Keys
Identified by: Miss Lisa Keys

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: Lancashire (County)
District: Preston (District)
Parish or ward: Town Centre (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD5428
Four figure Latitude: 53.746332
Four figure longitude: -2.698989
1:25K map: SD5428
1:10K map: SD52NW
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

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