WMID-A56BA3: Group of medieval to post-medieval lead tokens

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Unique ID: WMID-A56BA3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A group of nine lead tokens recovered from two fields on the same farm. The tokens are probably medieval to post-medieval in date. They range from 11.11 mm in diameter to 23.73 mm in diameter. Some are incomplete and some are irregular in shape. All appear to have uniface decoration. They may perhaps have been used as a localised form of small change by farm workers, or perhaps as gaming or gambling tokens. Total weight 40.2 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 9
Weight: 40.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2011 - Tuesday 31st May 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Tom Brindle
Identified by: Dr Tom Brindle

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: South Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Penkridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ9113
Four figure Latitude: 52.714582
Four figure longitude: -2.134664
1:25K map: SJ9113
1:10K map: SJ91SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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