HAMP-DD1794: Post-medieval trade token farthing (Salisbury, Wiltshire)

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Unique ID: HAMP-DD1794

Object type certainty: Certain
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An extremely worn and corroded, bent 17th-century copper-alloy post-medieval token farthing issued by William Joyce of Salisbury, Wiltshire, in 1652 AD (Williamson 199 (Wiltshire))


The issuer was Mayor of Salisbury in 1639 (Williamson 1967, 1245).

Class: trade

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
Length: 15.5 mm
Width: 15.05 mm
Thickness: 0.45 mm
Weight: 0.51 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E3257

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: A camel couchant left
Obverse inscription: WILLIAM . IOY[CE]
Reverse description: Initials: '*//W . I'
Reverse inscription: * IN [SA]R[V]M . 1652
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
To be known as: Broughton CP

Spatial coordinates

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: HAMP
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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