KENT-4F1A72: LEAD TOKEN

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TOKEN

Unique ID: KENT-4F1A72

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A worn, cast uniface post lead token of the Post-Medieval to Early Modern Period dating to AD 1500-1850.

Description: The token is roughly circular, on obverse side is the raised letter B and  the reverse side is plain, It has a grey patina.

Measurements: Diameter: 15.94mm; Weight: 4.33 grams

Discussion: Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely.

The Powell classification system, in which there are over 30 categories, attempts to classify these leaden tokens according to the designs featured on each face, but it does not assign any chronology.. Under the powell classification this would be class '2. initials'. Those carrying initials are generally deemed to be post-Medieval in date (1500-1850).

Class: Powell type 2

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 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.33 g
Diameter: 15.94 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Numismatic data

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Tunbridge Wells (District)
To be known as: Sissinghurst

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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