LON-DBA536: A Medieval – Post Medieval lead alloy token of the Cross and Pellets series dating to the 15th – early 16th century.

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Unique ID: LON-DBA536

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A Medieval - Post Medieval lead alloy token dating to the 15th - early 16th century. Cross and Pellets series, London manufacture.

Obverse: Flail with nine tails within a broad oblique ray border
Obverse inscription: None
Reverse: Cross with a pellet in each quarter inside a linear circle; the whole enclosed with a broad oblique ray border. Rays have the same orientation on obverse and reverse.
Reverse inscription: None

Dimensions: Diameter: 13.01mm; weight: 0.67g.

Reference: Mitchiner, M. and Skinner, A. 1984. English Tokens C.1425 - 1672. In Challis, C. and Blackburn, M. The British Numismatic Journal Volume 54 1985. p.95 and 146 no 41

Notes:

The Cross and Pellets Series of tokens are only known in London and Paris. These tokens have been found associated with coins of Henry VI through to Henry VII and it is thought production ended in 1490 but they continued in circulation into the 16th century.

All London examples have the rays orientated in the same direction on the obverse and reverse, the Paris examples show different orientations (Mitchiner & Skinner 1984:94).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.67 g
Diameter: 13.01 mm

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

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

Numismatic data

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Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Dowgate (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3280
Four figure Latitude: 51.503528
Four figure longitude: -0.099555
1:25K map: TQ3280
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

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

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