SUSS-25A726: Medieval to Post-medieval : Lead token (obverse)

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TOKEN

Unique ID: SUSS-25A726

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast lead token. The token is flat and circular, but the obverse design is extremely irregular. The edges of the token have been rolled (seen on the reverse). The obverse of the token depicts two large irregular lines, set parallel to each other. A small high relief line is set parallel to these two (approximately 3mm away from the pair). Running below all three lines is a low relief line which forms a basic cross-hatched pattern. The reverse is blank. The lead has gone a dark silvery-grey colour. Due to a lack of excavated examples these tokens can only be loosely dated from between circa 1250 – 1850 AD.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Returned to landowner - for local display
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to Landowner

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.49 mm
Weight: 7.8 g
Diameter: 18.9 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson
Identified by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Uncertain
Obverse description: The obverse of the token depicts two large irregular lines, set parallel to each other. A small high relief line is set parallel to these two (approximately 3mm away from the pair). Running below all three lines is a low relief line which forms a basic cross-hatched pattern.
Obverse inscription: None.
Reverse description: Blank.
Reverse inscription: None.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Wealden (District)
To be known as: East Dean and Friston

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Returned to landowner - for local display
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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