BERK-2792F5: Bent Lead Token

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Unique ID: BERK-2792F5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A probable Medieval lead alloy token dating from the 13th to 15th century AD. The token is bifacial and appears to depict a bird on either face in quite good detail. The token as a distinctive silvery appearance which suggest pewter, a material used for tokens mainly in the medieval period, and possibly related to the church in some way (See Fletcher 2005:22). The bird appears to have it's head down feeding. The reverse of the token is not visible as the token has been folded in half.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.4 g
Diameter: 30 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 11th September 2010

Rally details.

This object was found at West Hanney 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Michael Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Y326

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Zoomorphic
Completeness: Complete

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: East Hanney (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4192
Four figure Latitude: 51.625331
Four figure longitude: -1.409116
1:25K map: SU4192
1:10K map: SU49SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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: BERK
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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