SUSS-D29885: Medieval lead token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: SUSS-D29885

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast lead circular uni-faced token. The obverse of the token has a raised design of a four regularly spaced straight lines running from edge to edge and crossing in the centre. The reverse is blank. It is 21.1 mm in diameter, 2.38 mm thick and weighs 4.5 grams. Lead tokens had a wide variety of uses and were made locally, they are therefore hard to date precisely and ones with simple designs like this could be Medieval or Post Medieval in date (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: 2.38 mm
Weight: 4.5 g
Diameter: 21.07 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emma Close
Identified by: Miss Emma Close
Secondary identifier: 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: Hooe

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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