HAMP-F51624: Post-medieval trade token farthing (Romsey, Hampshire)

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TOKEN

Unique ID: HAMP-F51624

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A slightly bent and highly corroded copper-alloy post-medieval trader's token farthing, issued by Romsey grocer Isaac Knight in 1664 AD (Williamson 174). This token has suffered a loss to its circumference.

Class: Trade

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1664

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.1 mm
Width: 13.45 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 12th March 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E2661

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: The Grocers' Arms
Obverse inscription: [IS]A[AC KNIGHT]
Reverse description: Initials: K // [I] F
Reverse inscription: [IN] RVM[S]E[Y 1664]
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Hursley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4424
Four figure Latitude: 51.013703
Four figure longitude: -1.374153
1:25K map: SU4424
1:10K map: SU42SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Weekend Wanderers USA Tour 2009
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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