DUR-0FB088: Medieval or Post Medieval Token

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Unique ID: DUR-0FB088

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A lead token of Medieval-Post Medieval date. The token is sub circular in plan and uniface. The decorated face depicts a raised five pointed star or petalled flower, making it an example of Powell Type 1. There is a small perforation next to one of the petals. The metal is cream in colour and it weighs 8.3g, measuring 28.27mm in length, 25.44mm in width and 2.29mm in thickness.

Tokens like this were used across the Medieval and Post Medieval periods making them difficult to date precisely. A broad date of 1250-1800 is therefore suggested.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.27 mm
Width: 25.44 mm
Thickness: 2.29 mm
Weight: 8.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 25th March 2012

Rally details.

This object was found at Brampton and Longtown Rotary Club Rally 2012

Personal details

Recorded by: Miss Emma Morris
Identified by: Miss Emma Morris

Other reference numbers

Other reference: No. 3

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Incomplete

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Carlisle (District)
Parish or ward: Hayton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NY5159
Four figure Latitude: 54.92327
Four figure longitude: -2.76606
1:25K map: NY5159
1:10K map: NY55NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
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: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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