SOM-7CED61: Post Medieval Jetton

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JETTON

Unique ID: SOM-7CED61

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A copper alloy Low Countries style jetton of post-medieval date. Mitchiner's no. 1658 (1988, p. 468).

Notes:

This jetton was based on a Dordrecht prototype jetton struck in 1596.

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Post AD 1596
Date to: Circa AD 1610

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.17 g
Diameter: 28.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 21st May 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Naomi Payne
Identified by: Dr Naomi Payne

Other reference numbers

Other reference: No entry no. (posted)

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Constancy with cross and Faith by column, standing with their right hands clasped and raising their left hands to Jehovah (name in Hebrew) in rayed cloud
Obverse inscription: FIDE ET CONSTANTIA
Reverse description: Hog advacing to left; an arm, depending from a cloud, with its hand holding a stone with which it is about the strike the hog.
Reverse inscription: CA[VS]A FIRMBANT FOEDERA PORCA
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Aller

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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