BERK-8594B5: Post-medieval token: lead token

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Unique ID: BERK-8594B5

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A lead alloy Post-medieval token, dating from the c.17th century and possibly used as agricultural or merchant tallies/tokens or as small change. This token has patterning on both sides - one side appears to have a central annulet with four narrow 'petals' radiating from the annulet's centre, while the other side appears to have an irregular geometric pattern. No direct comparison could be found in Powell's typology, nor in Fletcher's 2005 book. This token has also had several small triangular pieces clipped out, possible to reuse the lead or to make the token and it's use more recognisable.
Lead tokens, as well as copper tokens, were very popular during this period and through into the 18th century, but where copper tokens are easily attributed to individual people, trades or places, lead tokens are more enigmatic.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.57 mm
Weight: 4.5 g
Diameter: 17.83 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2010 - Monday 28th June 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2010.434

Materials and construction

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

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Blewbury (Civil Parish)

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Audit data

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

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