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TOKEN

Unique ID: NMGW13

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Two-sided lead or lead alloy (pewter) token. It is crudely made and probably cast. On obverse side monogram design the initials "RS" (note that the S is reversed); on reverse side pictorial design of a rider on a horse with his right arm raised. Some modern scratching on reverse side; presumably, made by finder. The form of the letters suggests an early sixteenth to eighteenth century date. Diameter 15.5-16.5mm, weight 6.0grams.

Notes:

Although lead tokens are a fairly common find type little is known about their date, places of issue, function and extent of circulation. The form of the letters in the monogram suggests an early sixteenth to eighteenth century date for this example but in general lead tokens in various forms are thought to have circulated from the medieval period until the nineteenth century. Tokens with initials probably had only a localised circulation.

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Post AD 1525
Date to: Ante AD 1799

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st March 1999

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMGWPA:99.1.5

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Uncertain
Obverse description: Monogram design
Obverse inscription: RS (S reversed)
Reverse description: Pictorial design of a rider on a horse with his right arm raised

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Pembrokeshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Pembrokeshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Manorbier

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Unknown

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 20 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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