LON-8E0CE4: Post Medieval copper alloy token from Shadwell, London.

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Unique ID: LON-8E0CE4

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A post medieval copper alloy trade token halfpenny from Shadwell, London dating AD1656-1674. Parallel found in Williamson (Williamson no. 185).

Obverse: EI
Obverse inscription: ELIZ IELLVS NEER BLACK
Reverse: HER HALF PENY
Reverse inscription: CATT IN VPPER SHADWELL
Die axis measurement: 3.00

Dimensions: diameter: 18.25mm; weight: 1.03g.

Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1889. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century. Elliot Stock: London.

Notes:

Copper alloy trade tokens were first struck in 1648. In 1656 half penny tokens were introduced. 1674 by Royal decree production of trade tokens ceased. Pers comm Verity Anthony.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Museum of London
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by a museum - not a Treasure case

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1656
Date to: Circa AD 1674

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.03 g
Diameter: 18.25 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: English
Denomination: Token halfpenny
Obverse description: EI
Obverse inscription: ELIZ IELLVS NEER BLACK
Reverse description: HER HALF PENY
Reverse inscription: CATT IN VPPER SHADWELL
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Wandsworth (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Queenstown (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ2877
Four figure Latitude: 51.477486
Four figure longitude: -0.158241
1:25K map: TQ2877
1:10K map: TQ27NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Museum of London
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Updated: 3 years ago

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