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Unique ID: SUSS-839A23

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn and corroded Post Medieval copper alloy 17th century farthing token of IOHN AMES. The token is badly degraded but sufficient can be resolved of the reverse to identifier the issuer.


IOHN. AMES; [A man making candles]


[IN YARMOVTH 1652] //A/I/I

Williamson; Trade Tokens Vol II (1891) p878; No 287-290

Class: traders

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1652

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.85 g
Diameter: 15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Garry CRACE
Identified by: Mr Garry CRACE

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: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Waveney (District)
Parish or ward: Blundeston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM5197
Four figure Latitude: 52.513042
Four figure longitude: 1.697755
1:25K map: TM5197
1:10K map: TM59NW
WOEID: 26349983
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: Thursday 19th January 2012
Updated: Friday 27th January 2012

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