BERK-5D3C40: Post Medieval Lead Token

Rights Holder: West Berkshire
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Unique ID: BERK-5D3C40

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Cast flat circular lead token with a series of inter-crossing straight lines incised onto one face. Due to a lack of archaeologically stratified and dated examples these tokens, which vary enormously, are loosely dated 1400-1850. Their precise function is unknown and it is likely the uses were many and varied ranging from pseudo-money and tokens to weights and gaming counters.


This find was recovered at a Weekend Wanderers one day metal detecting rally held at Crookham, near Thatcham on 08/04/07. 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: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.6 mm
Diameter: 24.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th April 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Charlotte Burrill
Identified by: Ms Charlotte Burrill

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Uncertain

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
Grid reference source: From a paper map
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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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