SUSS-500D55: Medieval to Post-medieval : Lead token (obverse)

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TOKEN

Unique ID: SUSS-500D55

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast lead token. The token is flat and circular. The obverse of the token depicts a random and irregular series of shapes, drawn in high relief around a pellet in the centre of the token. The edges of the token are slightly damaged. The lead has gone a dark silvery-grey colour. The reverse is blank. Due to a lack of excavated examples these tokens can only be loosely dated from between circa 1350 – 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 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.07 mm
Weight: 5.81 g
Diameter: 21.47 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
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 a random and irregular series of shapes, drawn in high relief around a pellet in the centre of the token. The edges of the token are slightly damaged.
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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