LIN-641CA3: Post-medieval copper alloy jetton

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JETTON

Unique ID: LIN-641CA3

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A copper alloy Nuremberg jetton, Rechenmeister type, with the alphabet on the reverse. The jetton has a diameter of 28mm and is 1mm thick. It depicts a Rechenmeister using jettons at a counting table on the obverse. The jetton is pierced. The reverse inscription is very worn but it is similar to Michener (Volume 1) number 1430. It probably dates from 1580 to 1600.

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1580
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Rechenmeister seated facing, at his counting table, with one hand and a number of counters on the table. The space behind the figure is decorated with small pellets.
Reverse description: An alphabet with the letter arranged across 5 rows
Reverse inscription: ABCD/EFGHI[ ]/LMNOPQ/RSTVW/XYZ
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Spilsby

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: LIN
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Updated: 8 years ago

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