SUSS-8F2932: Post Medieval lead token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: SUSS-8F2932

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast lead circular double faced token. The token has a raised design of a capital letters WT on one side, the other side has a raised cinquefoil (five petal flower). There are several holes in the centre where the lead has not completely filled the mould. It is 21.1mm in diameter, 1.6mm thick and weighs 3.2 grams. 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 be Post Medieval in date (1500-1850 AD).

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: 3.2 g
Diameter: 21.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 14th September 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: Laughton

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
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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