SUSS-AB19E2: Medieval lead token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: SUSS-AB19E2

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Medieval cast lead-alloy circular uni-faced token. The token has a raised design of square topped shield with a chequey pattern on one side. The reverse of the token has an raised five petalled flower. Above the shield is a piercing through the token, possibly secondary. It is 22.1mm in diameter, 3.1mm thick and weighs 6.14 grams. A number of familys bore a chequey coat of arms including the locally prominent de Warrene family (in use 1066-1415). Lead tokens had a wide variety of uses and were made locally, they are therefore hard to date precisely. The piercing and use of a coat of arms may suggest this is a pass or allowence token and probably Medieval in date 1250-1500 AD.

Evidence of reuse: Piecing at 12 o'clock on obverse

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Exactly AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.1 mm
Weight: 6.14 g
Diameter: 22.1 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

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Horsham (District)
To be known as: Near Upper Beeding

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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Audit data

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

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