CAM-1E9063: Lead Weight or Token

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Unique ID: CAM-1E9063

Object type certainty: Certain
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A lead token of Post-Medieval date. Weight 57.01g (0.1257pounds or 2.0110 ounces), diameter 33.21mm, thickness 7.61mm. The upper surface of the artefact is decorated with a raised symbol, possibly two letters joined together which could be CH or more likely HD. It seems that the symbol was a HD, where the vertical of the 'D' was also the right-hand vertical of the 'H' however it must be noted that the lower part of the letters, if this is what they are, have been worn or scraped away leaving just a faint mark visible today.

These tokens were usually locally made with no references available to aid identification. Those with initials are mostly of Post-Medieval date, 1500-1800AD, and are categorised as Powell type 2.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 7.61 mm
Weight: 57.01 g
Diameter: 33.21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th March 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Mr G Crace
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
To be known as: Huntingdon District Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CAM
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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