SUSS-5DEC82: Post Medieval lead token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: SUSS-5DEC82

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast lead circular unifaced token. The token has a raised design of the capital letters J I with a pellet between on one side. The reverse is blank. The token is 15.3mm in diameter, 1.6mm thick and weighs 3.01grams. Lead tokens had a wide variety of uses and were made locally, they are therefore hard to date precisely but those with initials are thought to date c.1500-1850 AD.

Notes:

Part of a group of tokens of various designs found close together including three tokens with the same design.

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 3.01 g
Diameter: 15.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 18th May 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Liz Walker
Identified by: Ms Liz Walker

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Wealden (District)
To be known as: Wartling

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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