SUSS-8F56C7: Post Medieval lead token

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Unique ID: SUSS-8F56C7

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Post Medieval cast lead alloy circular uni-faced token, 1500-1850 AD. The token has a raised design on one side of the initials J and F seperated by a raised pellet with 12 above and possibly bls (or s19 upside down) below. The reverse is blank. The token measures 19.9mm in diameter, 3.1mm thick, and weighs 7.66 grams. Lead tokens were locally made and had a wide variety of uses; they are therefore hard to date precisely but those with initals are thought to be Post Medieval in date. Those with 6, 12 or 24 on are often hop tokens given to piece workers to keep track of how many sacks of hops they had picked and exchanged for cash at the end of the picking job.

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.1 mm
Weight: 7.65 g
Diameter: 19.9 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Liz Walker
Identified by: Ms Liz Walker
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

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

Numismatic data

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Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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

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