CORN-DA5526: Post-medieval trade token farthing of Alexander Peake of Topsham, Devon (obverse)

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Unique ID: CORN-DA5526

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A post-medieval copper-alloy 17th-century trade token farthing issued by Alexander Peake of Topsham, Devon. Dickinson (1986, 50) Devon no. 339B (reassigned from Williamson (Surrey) no. 70, where it was assumed to relate to Epsom), dated 1655 (on token).

It measures 14.8 mm in diameter, 0.6 mm in thickness and weighs 0.67 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1655
Date to: Exactly AD 1655

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.67 g
Diameter: 14.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 21st July 2010

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Nina Corey
Identified by: Ms Nina Corey
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's reference 5713

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: Initials: . P . / A . A, arranged in a triad
Obverse inscription: ALEXANDER . PEAKE, five-pointed star initial mark
Reverse description: Initials: . P . / A . A, arranged in a triad
Reverse inscription: IN . APSVM . 1655
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Marazion (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5231
Four figure Latitude: 50.127132
Four figure longitude: -5.471223
1:25K map: SW5231
1:10K map: SW51SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Williamson, G.C. 1967 Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century London Seaby Ltd 50 339B

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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