SWYOR-2C5972: Post Medieval Jetton

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Unique ID: SWYOR-2C5972

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A Post-Medieval copper alloy pierced jetton dating from about 1500-1550. It is of the 'rose/orb' type stock, probably with fictitious legends, issued at Nuremberg by an anonymous issuer. The jetton is pierced at 2 o'clock on the orb side, and has a medium-dark green patina. Similar examples may be found in Mitchiner (1988), pages 377-381.

Thickness: 0.78mm; Diameter: 23.7mm; Weight: 1.44g

Evidence of reuse: pierced

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 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.78 mm
Weight: 1.44 g
Diameter: 23.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 20th August 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Mary Blevins
Identified by: Ms Mary Blevins

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1587

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Issuer: Anonymous stock
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Rose encircled by three lis alternating with three crowns; one annulet visible and one pellet to the right of the crown visible
Obverse inscription: BGAM[...]BG[...]
Reverse description: Imperial orb surmounted by a cross, within a tressure comprised of three arches alternating with three points; each point has a pellet each side.
Reverse inscription: AB[Nor M][...]ABM[...]A
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: North Cave (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE8832
Four figure Latitude: 53.776907
Four figure longitude: -0.666117
1:25K map: SE8832
1:10K map: SE83SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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