HESH-DC5B23: Post Medieval: Token merchants 1667 John Bridgell of Shrewsbury

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Unique ID: HESH-DC5B23

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Copper alloy merchants token dated 1667 of John Bridgell (Tallow Chandler) of Shrewsbury.


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1667

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.09 g
Diameter: 17.4 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token halfpenny
Obverse description: Tallowchandler arms, square topped shield divided in six by one horizontal and two vertical bars, in top left and right quarters, and bottom centre are single doves in flight
Obverse inscription: IO[HN] BRIGDELL 16[6]7
Reverse description: HIS HALF PENY in three lines
Reverse inscription: IN SALLOP CH[ANDL]ER
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Hadnall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ5220
Four figure Latitude: 52.77544155
Four figure longitude: -2.71297734
1:25K map: SJ5220
1:10K map: SJ52SW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Boyne, W. 1889 Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century in England, Wales and Ireland London Rare Books Club 71

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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