SWYOR-AA9243: Medieval or Post Medieval Token

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Unique ID: SWYOR-AA9243

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A cast lead alloy unifaced token. It has nine raised pellets unevenly arranged within a low relief line border; between this line and the raised edge is a series of radiating lines all the way around the outer portion of the design. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The token is worn and bent; it has a creamy dark brown patina. Lead tokens with simple designs were easy to make at home and had a variety of uses, they continued in use for a long period; therefore, a general broad date range of 1250-1800 is given. Similarly decorated unifaced tokens of this period may be found on the database at PAS record IDs: SUSS-8AE598 and SUSS-E14E33 but this one is unusually large.

Thickness: 4.1mm; Diameter: 37.1mm; Weight: 24.89g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.1 mm
Weight: 24.89 g
Diameter: 37.1 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1643

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
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: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Craven (District)
Parish or ward: Barden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE0558
Four figure Latitude: 54.01798
Four figure longitude: -1.92518
1:25K map: SE0558
1:10K map: SE05NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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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Audit data

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

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