SWYOR-928854: Jetton; ship penny

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JETTON

Unique ID: SWYOR-928854

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy, post medieval Nuremberg jetton of the 'Ship Penny' type, dating from AD1490-1550. This is an example of the anonymous issue with fictitious legend. It is a little unusual in that the ship on the obverse is sailing to the right, unlike the majority of these jettons which have the ship sailing left. The jetton has been pierced with a circular hole at 7 o'clock on the obverse. It is 27.9mm in diameter and 0.7mm thick. It weighs 2.66gm.

Reference: Mitchiner, 1988, Jettons, Medalets and Tokens, Volume 1, pages 365-376.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1490
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 2.66 g
Diameter: 27.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 20th December 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1759

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Issuer: Anonymous stock
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: A ship, sailing right, bearing a central mast with yard arm, stays and single sail. On the left is a sterncastle with flagstaff, and on the right a bowcastle surmounted by a crossed staff and pennants.
Obverse inscription: (.)VDR(....)VBENVB
Reverse description: Four fleurs-de lys in a double bordered lozenge.
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: North Deighton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3950
Four figure Latitude: 53.944645
Four figure longitude: -1.40732
1:25K map: SE3950
1:10K map: SE35SE
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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