SWYOR-94C707: Medieval Token or Jetton

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Unique ID: SWYOR-94C707

Object type certainty: Probably
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A incomplete probable cast lead alloy token dating from about the Medieval period. It is a sub circular disc, decorated on both faces. The obverse shows a crudely formed short cross inside a central circle with pellet-shaped terminals and a single central pellet; there also to be one or two outer plain borders which appear to overlap each other, close to one edge. The reverse has complex but unidentified decoration. It has a cross potent at the top, a cross with pellet terminals at each side and what looks like a letter F on the left. There is also a triangular object on the right which is hatched with vertical lines, and a horizontal line across the top from which two semicircles project upwards. There also have vertical lines across them. The object has been worn and damaged; there is a sub rectangular hole through the flan, with a crack extending to the nearby outer edge; it has an uneven creamy brown and grey patina. Although the decoration on the reverse is unidentifiable, its style suggests a probable Medieval date (1200 - 1400).

Reference: Fletcher's (2005) Leaden Tokens & Tallies - Roman to Victorian.

Thickness: 2.6mm; Diameter: 36.6mm; Weight: 12.03g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Weight: 12.03 g
Diameter: 36.6 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Carole Bloom
Identified by: Ms Carole Bloom
Secondary identifier: Ms Mary Blevins

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1762

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

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: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: Long Marston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4952
Four figure Latitude: 53.961771
Four figure longitude: -1.254662
1:25K map: SE4952
1:10K map: SE45SE
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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