LVPL-8310E3: German religious medal, Post-Medieval.

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Unique ID: LVPL-8310E3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

German silver religious medallion, made for protection against plague (Pesttaler). It has verses from Numbers and St John on each side. It would have had an attachment loop at the top which has now broken off. The devices are Old- and equated New-Tesament types. Many different types of these medals survive, some of which have various 16th-century dates whilst others are not dated. This one most likely dates to the 16th century.


This find was discovered pre the Treasure Act and as such has to be looked at under the Treasure Trove. As a single, stray find it does not constitute Treasure.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 40.7 g
Diameter: 49 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st August 1997

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wrexham (Unitary Authority)
District: Wrexham (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Isycoed (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ4050
Four figure Latitude: 53.043885
Four figure longitude: -2.896392
1:25K map: SJ4050
1:10K map: SJ45SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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