SUSS-09DDF0: Medieval to Post-medieval : Lead token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: SUSS-09DDF0

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

A cast lead token. The token is flat and circular. The obverse of the token depicts the capital letters S D (the S is backwards). The edges of the token are damaged. The lead has gone a mid brownish-grey colour. The reverse is blank. 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: 2.3 mm
Weight: 10.3 g
Diameter: 28.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st April 2006

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
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Uncertain
Obverse description: The obverse of the token depicts the capital letters S D (the S is backwards).
Reverse description: Blank

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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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