BERK-52A708: Post-Medieval  token farthing

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Unique ID: BERK-52A708

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A 17th century copper-alloy trader's token of Barron Haire of Boston, Lincolnshire. Struck in 1656. Obverse: BARRON.HAIRE.CHAN; Tallowchandlers' arms. Reverse: LER.IN.BOSTON.1656; B.N.H. Reference: Townsend, T.W. (1983), Seventeenth Century Tradesmen's Tokens of Lincolnshire: the issuers, Lincolnshire Museums: Occasional Papers no. 2, page 22.


This find was recovered at a Weekend Wanderers one day metal detecting rally held at Crookham, near Thatcham on 11/02/07. Identification made from photo only; therefore this record may fall below our usual standard.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Retained by Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1656

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th February 2007

Rally details.

This object was found at Weekend Wanderers - Crookham 11/02/2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Charlotte Burrill
Identified by: Ms Charlotte Burrill
Secondary identifier: Mr G Crace

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: Tallowchandlers' arms. ;
Obverse inscription: BARRON.HAIRE.CHAN;
Reverse description: LER.IN.BOSTON.1656
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Thatcham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5165
Four figure Latitude: 51.381766
Four figure longitude: -1.268564
1:25K map: SU5165
1:10K map: SU56NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Weekend Wanderers Rally
Current location: Retained by Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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