HESH-FDA868: Late Medieval to Post Medieval: lead token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: HESH-FDA868

Object type certainty: Certain
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Lead token of probable late medieval or post-medieval date (1250-1800). The upper face of the token is decorated with a series of straight ribs forming a vertical and diagonal cross overlaid upon each other. The reverse face is unusually also decorated with a single cross which divides the token. IN each divided quarter is a single large pellet. The token measures 22.4mm diameter is 4.3mm thick and weighs 10.32 grams.

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1250
Date to: AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.3 mm
Weight: 10.32 g
Diameter: 22.4 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Uncertain
Obverse description: Decorated with a series of straight ribs forming a vertical and diagonal cross overlaid upon each other.
Reverse description: Single cross which divides the token. In each divided quarter is a single large pellet.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
To be known as: Forton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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