YORYM-435131: Modern : Trade Token

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Unique ID: YORYM-435131

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper alloy probable trader's token of early modern date. The token is very worn but appears to have the image of a seated dog within a now illegible circumferential legend on one face. The reverse bears an indiscernible design with ribbon detail.
Trade tokens were popular during the mid 17th century but continued in use into the 20th century. Trade tokens and were used as local currency and as advertising tools. The condition and style of this example suggests a more recent date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MODERN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1800
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3 g
Diameter: 21.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th September 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Materials and construction

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

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: York (Unitary Authority)
District: York (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Askham Bryan

Spatial coordinates

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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