SUSS-2E3557: Medieval or Post Medieval lead token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: SUSS-2E3557

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval or Post Medieval cast lead-alloy circular uni-faced token. The token has a raised design which is difficult to interpret on one face, it is possibly a bird with the head upper left and a triangular wing above the body within a raised line border; the other side is blank. It is 21.6mm in diameter, 3.4mm thick and weighs 7.97 grams. Lead tokens had a wide variety of uses and were made locally, they are therefore hard to date precisely and this example could date from the Medieval or Post Medieval periods, 1250-1850 AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.4 mm
Weight: 7.97 g
Diameter: 21.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st February 2010

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

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Wealden (District)
To be known as: Framfield

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: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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