WAW-38F936: Medieval or Post Medieval lead token (Obverse and reverse).

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Unique ID: WAW-38F936

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A lead alloy or lead uniface token. In plan the token is sub-circular, with portion of the edges being abraded and distorting the original shape. The upper surface is decorated with a high-relief ‘AI’ which have serifs terminating with pellets. The reverse is undecorated. The token measures 19.86mm long, 17.26mm wide and weighs 3.16g. The use of lead tokens or counters is debatable, but may have been used as pieceworkers tallies, gaming counters, communion tokens or reckoning counters and have been found in contexts dating to 13th to 17th centuries (du Quesne Bird. N. 1996 ‘Tokens or Gaming-Counters?’ Numismatic Circular No. 8 Spink). Lead token are also thought to date until the 19th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.86 mm
Width: 17.26 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 3.16 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Small Finds No. 2041 WCM101359

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Other
Obverse description: AI

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Worcester (District)
Parish or ward: Cathedral (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8554
Four figure Latitude: 52.184041
Four figure longitude: -2.22081
1:25K map: SO8554
1:10K map: SO85SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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