WMID-8A10C7: Post Medieval token (obverse and reverse)

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TOKEN

Unique ID: WMID-8A10C7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast lead alloy token, probably dating from the 15th - 17th century AD, between AD c. 1425 – 1700 (diameter: 26mm; thickness: 2mm; weight: 5.8g).

The token is circular in plan and flat in side section. The front of the artefact is decorated four sets of multiple and slightly raised ‘<’ marks pointing inwards to the centre of the token, where a single central pellet is visible. There are approximately three or four ‘<’ markings in each set and are fairly evenly set with an approximate gap of 1mm between each of them. The back of the artefact is flat and undecorated. Overall, the token is in a slightly worn but fair condition.

Similar examples are illustrated in Mitchiner, M & Skinner, A, 1984, 'English Tokens c. 1425 to 1672' in The British Numismatic Journal Volume 54, page 88 & plate 1, ref nos 1-2, which are dated by the authors to the Late Plantagenet period and were produced in London.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1425
Date to: Ante AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 5.8 g
Diameter: 26 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 6th September 2006

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Uncertain
Obverse description: Four sets of slightly raised '<' markings pointing to the centre where a single central pellet is visible. There are approximately three or four '<' markings in each set.
Obverse inscription: None.
Reverse description: No decoration or detail.
Reverse inscription: None.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: City of Stoke-on-Trent (Unitary Authority)
District: City of Stoke-on-Trent (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Hanford and Trentham (Unitary Authority Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ8742
Four figure Latitude: 52.9751906
Four figure longitude: -2.19504207
1:25K map: SJ8742
1:10K map: SJ84SE
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

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Mitchiner, M. and Skinner, A. 1983 English tokens, c. 1200 to 1425 London British Numismatic Society page 88 & plate 1 ref nos 1-2

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Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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