SUSS-161733: Post Medieval lead token

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Unique ID: SUSS-161733

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Post Medieval cast lead alloy circular unifaced token. On one side is a raised initial H with the area below the cross bar mis-cast and not recessed. The token measures 21.0mm in diameter, 2.9mm thick and weighs 5.97grams. 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).


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.7 mm
Weight: 5.83 g
Diameter: 19.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 22nd August 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
To be known as: Isle of Oxney

Spatial coordinates

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: SUSS
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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