SWYOR-B66B12: Medieval French jetton

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Unique ID: SWYOR-B66B12

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A corroded copper alloy jetton of the 'Three Circles' type, struck at Tournai during the reigns of Louis XI (1461 - 1483) and Charles VIII (1483-1497). At some time it has been pierced for suspension. It is 24.9mm in diameter and 1.6mm thick. It weighs 4.52gm. Compare Mitchiner, Vol. 1, No. 602.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1461
Date to: Circa AD 1497

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 4.52 g
Diameter: 24.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 8th October 2009 - Thursday 8th October 2009

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Issuer: Louis XI of France
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Three circles containing fleurs-de-lis with quatrefoils in the field between the circles.
Obverse inscription: Owing to corrosion, the obverse legend is indecipherable.
Reverse description: A cross pattee feuilly.
Reverse inscription: Owing to corrosion, the reverse legend is indecipherable.
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ5303
Four figure Latitude: 52.622717
Four figure longitude: -2.69572
1:25K map: SJ5303
1:10K map: SJ50SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Mitchiner, M. 1988 Jetons, Medalets and Tokens: The Medieval Period and Nuremberg London Hawkins Publications 602

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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