SUSS-977EE4: Medieval to Post-medieval : Lead token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: SUSS-977EE4

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

A cast lead token. The token is flat and circular, with chamfered edges. The obverse of the token depicts two large illegible capital letters. The reverse is blank. The lead has gone a dark brownish-grey colour. Due to a lack of excavated examples these tokens can only be loosely dated from between circa 1400 – 1850 AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 9.4 g
Diameter: 24.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 2nd September 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Liz Walker
Identified by: Ms Liz Walker

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Uncertain
Obverse description: The obverse of the token depicts two large illegible capital letters.
Reverse description: Blank

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
To be known as: Beddingham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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