HESH-1D1D84: Post Medieval: Mercantile token

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Unique ID: HESH-1D1D84

Object type certainty: Certain
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Worn copper alloy token dated 166[7] probably made by John Brigdell (Tallow) Chandler /Candle merchant Shrewsbury

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1667

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.78 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token halfpenny
Obverse description: The tallowchandlers' arms, square shield divided in six with three birds (?) arranged evenly in divided squares
Obverse inscription: [IHON] BRIDGE[LL] 166[7]
Reverse description: On three lines arranged horizontally - HIS HALF PENY
Reverse inscription: [IN] SALOP CHANDLE[R] - HIS HALF PENY
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bayston Hill (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ4809
Four figure Latitude: 52.676194
Four figure longitude: -2.770521
1:25K map: SJ4809
1:10K map: SJ40NE
Grid reference source: From finder
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
Williamson, G.C. 1967 Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century London Seaby Ltd 963 71

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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