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Unique ID: DEV-B9F734

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Post medieval copper alloy halfpenny token issued by unknown issuer (I G possibly John Geyre) at Okehampton, Devon in 1657 or 1658. Williamson Devon 226 or 226A.


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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1657
Date to: Exactly AD 1658

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.23 mm
Weight: 1.74 g
Diameter: 19.1 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Danielle Wootton
Identified by: Danielle Wootton
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token halfpenny
Obverse description: G over I M
Obverse inscription: OCKI[NG]TON.16[5...]
Reverse description: Inscription in two lines across field
Reverse inscription: H[ALFE]. P[ENY]

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: North Devon (District)
To be known as: Barnstaple

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Whilst digging trench in a garden

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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