BH-5DBAF2: Post-medieval Nuremberg Rose/Orb jetton of Mathaus Lauffer

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Unique ID: BH-5DBAF2

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A copper-alloy jetton of post-medieval date. This jetton is an example of the common Rose/Orb series. It was struck in Nuremberg by Mathaus Lauffer and, in common with Mitchiner no. 1695 (1988, p. 480), appears to be dated 1618. The jetton is very worn and corroded. It measures 20.9mm in diameter, 0.2mm thick and weighs 1.14g.

Class: Nuremberg
Sub class: Rose/Orb

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder.


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1618

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.2 mm
Weight: 1.14 g
Diameter: 20.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 10th October 2008

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 08/119 - 5

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Three crowns and three lys arranged alternately around a central rose.
Obverse inscription: MATH[EVS LAVF]ER IN NVR(MBVRG)
Reverse description: The Reichsapfel within a double tressure of three arches and three angles.
Reverse inscription: GOTES [SEG]EN MACHT (REICH 1618)
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: South Cambridgeshire

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
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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Audit data

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

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