DUR-BA57F5: Post Medieval Lead Token

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Unique ID: DUR-BA57F5

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A lead token dating to the Post Medieval period. The token is circular in plan and decorated on both sides. There is a depiction of a serpent in raised decoration on one side. The other side depicts a central square with a central dot, on each side of the square is a cross. This side of the token is possibly imitating a Medieval coin, but it is inderminate what the serpent is for. The token weighs 2.0g and measures 14.18mm in diameter and 1.92mm in thickness.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1540
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.92 mm
Weight: 2 g
Diameter: 14.18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2011 - Saturday 31st December 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emma Morris
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Secondary identifier: Miss Emma Morris

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
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: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Richmondshire (District)
Parish or ward: Melsonby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ2008
Four figure Latitude: 54.46698165
Four figure longitude: -1.69294159
1:25K map: NZ2008
1:10K map: NZ20NW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
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: DUR
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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