IOW-3FEB46: Post-Medieval to Modern Lead Token

Rights Holder: Isle of Wight Council
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TOKEN

Unique ID: IOW-3FEB46

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast lead alloy circular double-sided token of post-Medieval to Modern date (c. 1500-c. 1850). The token has a raised letters: L H on one side, and raised letters: W S on the other side. Diameter: 21.6mm; weight: 5.56g.

Lead tokens had a wide variety of uses and were made locally, they are therefore hard to date precisely but those with initials are thought to date c.1500-1850 AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.56 g
Diameter: 21.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 16th June 2010

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2010-2-378

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: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 10 years ago

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