YORYM-6DCCB6: Post medieval jeton: anonymous Nuremburg rechenmeister (obv)

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JETTON

Unique ID: YORYM-6DCCB6

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A copper alloy post medieval Nuremburg jeton of the rechenmeister type from an anonymous issuer. This example is not directly paralleled by any in Mitchiner, but is very similar to examples on p.415. Jetons such as this were used in financial calculations as is shown on this example, where the rechenmeister (accountant) is using the jetons in his calculations and entering the results in the accounts book.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1590

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 2.5 g
Diameter: 28.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr David Evans
Identified by: Dr Julian Baker

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Uncertain
Obverse description: A man (the rechenmeister) sitting at a counting table looking right; account book on right, counters in front and moneybag on left; all in ornamental frame.
Obverse inscription: None
Reverse description: Alphabet arranged in 5 lines across.
Reverse inscription: ABCD EFGHI KLMNO PQRST VXYZ

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Hayton (Civil Parish)

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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