PUBLIC-F179B6: Medieval Late Tournai jetton

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-F179B6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A medieval copper-alloy Late Tournai jetton dating to c. 1415-1497. Shield of France Modern type inscribed AMOVR AMORV AMOI. Minted at Tournai. See Mitchiner (1988, 216; no. 623a) for this legend, but around a crown obverse design.

This jetton has a diameter of 27.4mm, a thickness of 1.5mm and a weight of 5.87g

There are very few jettons in the sources with an inscription like this: + AMOVR AMORV AMOI; Mitchiner (1988, 216) no. 623a is closest, but both it and an example from Salisbury (Mernick and Algar 2001, 229; no. 87) have crown obverses. Mernick and Algar (ibid.) suggest the Salisbury example is an unsigned jetton of Pierar Durer, while Mitchiner (ibid.) suggests 623a is an unsigned piece by Pierer Anelier. Both are manufacturers in Tournai in the late 15th century who inscribed their name on some of the jettons they issed.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1452
Date to: Circa AD 1475

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 5.87 g
Diameter: 27.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th August 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Garry CRACE
Identified by: Mr Garry CRACE
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PastfindersI

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Class: Tournai (late)
Group: France Modern
Type: (M624-628, 665-711) - Unknown: c. 1415 - c. 1497
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: A shield containing three lis (France Modern) surmounted by a pierced star flanked by a pellet to each side
Obverse inscription: AMOVR AMORV AMOI, pierced star stops
Reverse description: A straight sided, triple-stranded, double voided cross fleuretty, within a quadrilobe. In the centre of the cross there are four conjoined annulets in a lozenge shape the centre. The cusps of the tressure have a cross. In spandrels: cross flanked by a saltire cross to each side
Reverse inscription: None
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Spatial metadata

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

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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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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