SOM-377581: Post Medieval Jetton

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Unique ID: SOM-377581

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Post Medieval copper alloy jetton, probably an anonymous issue made in Nuremberg, 'Lion of Saint Mark' type, c. 1540 - c. 1570 AD; cf. Mitchiner (1998:359, 362-364) ref. 1113-1120. The jetton has lost part of the flan (c.5%) to one side. The loss is an incurved line, a feature seen on many jettons and probably original from cutting the circular flan in a way that overlapped a previous removal from the sheet. It is 27.6mm in diameter, 0.8mm thick and weighs 3.42 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1540
Date to: Circa AD 1570

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 3.42 g
Diameter: 27.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 4th July 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 020838

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Issuer: Anonymous stock
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Nibrate and winged Lion of St Mark standing passant guardant with book in right front paw. Halo extends above inner circle.
Obverse inscription: [...]EME[...] nonsense
Reverse description: Imperial orb in double tressure of three arches and three points, pellets in spandrels flanking the points.
Reverse inscription: [..]nE[....]mEV[...] nonsense
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Alvediston

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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