BH-96E4B4: Medieval 'Shield of France' jetton

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JETTON

Unique ID: BH-96E4B4

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A corroded copper-alloy jetton of French origin and late medieval date. No exact parallel could be found for the reverse design on this jetton but similar examples are illustrated by Mitchiner (1988; pp. 201) and it is doubtless a 15th century issue, probably struck during the reign of Charles VII (c. 1447-1461 AD). A hole has been pierced for later conversion into a pendant. The jetton measures 28.2mm in diameter, 0.7mm thick and weighs 2.01g.

Evidence of reuse: Pierced hole.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1447
Date to: Circa AD 1461

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 2.01 g
Diameter: 28.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 10th May 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 07/40 - 19

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Shield of France modern (containing three lys) surmounted by a broad crown.
Obverse inscription: Illegible.
Reverse description: Narrow-armed, single-stranded cross fleuretty with a crowned lys between each arm.
Reverse inscription: Illegible.
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Biggleswade

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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