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TOKEN

Unique ID: BERK-B7EA86

Object type certainty: Certain
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A half penny token issued by Mr M Banbury of Banbury, Oxon. The die sinker was a man called Arnold. There were 25,750 of these tokens minted during the late 18th century and they could be used in Any of Mr Banbury's shops in either Oxford, Banbury or Reading.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1780

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.28 mm
Weight: 8.8 g
Diameter: 28.12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 21st January 2009

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Stamped
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Issuer: George III of the United Kingdom
Denomination: Token halfpenny
Obverse description: Legend surrounds an elaborate, heraldic style sun depicted with a face
Obverse inscription: [M BANBURY] RUSHER HATTER BOOKSELLER & STATIONER
Reverse description: Bust facing
Reverse inscription: DEUS EST NOBIS SOL ET SCUTTUM Edge of coin read + PAYABLE [AT] BAN[BURY OXFORD] OR RE[ADING]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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