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Unique ID: SOMDOR-352767

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

19th century gambling token imitating the design of a George III, 1790 "spade" guinea. These were widely used in gambling in the 19th century. This example bears an altered version of the reverse legend which includes the initials of the manufacturer and the letters BIRM for Birmingham, where it was made.

Class: Gaming piece
Sub class: Gambling

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1860

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2002

Personal details

Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Uncertain
Obverse description: Right facing, laureate
Obverse inscription: GEORGIVS II[I] DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: Shield with British coat of arms.
Reverse inscription: REV: REX F.D.B.I.R.M.N.C.R.ET.CO.DG.T[?],in ex. 1790

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Tarrant Monkton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST9409
Four figure Latitude: 50.880461
Four figure longitude: -2.086656
1:25K map: ST9409
1:10K map: ST90NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOMDOR
Created: 16 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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