HAMP-3658E2: Post-medieval trade token farthing (Winchester, Hampshire)

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Unique ID: HAMP-3658E2

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An extremely worn and corroded 17th-century copper-alloy post-medieval token farthing issued by the Winchester grocer William Butler in 1657 AD (Williamson 214).

This token has suffered some slight losses at its circumference.

Class: trade

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1657

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14.4 mm
Width: 13.35 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.49 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E3147

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: Broad-based shield with grocers' arms
Obverse inscription: [* WILLIAM . BVTL]ER . IN
Reverse description: Initials: '. B . // W . I'
Reverse inscription: [* WINCHES]TER . 165[7]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Headbourne Worthy (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4831
Four figure Latitude: 51.076325
Four figure longitude: -1.316212
1:25K map: SU4831
1:10K map: SU43SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Boyne, W. 1889 Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century in England, Wales and Ireland London Rare Books Club 272 214

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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