FAKL-90CE44: Jetton, Nuremberg, ship penny type

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Unique ID: FAKL-90CE44

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy jetton of 'ship penny' type, anonymous issue, (see: Mitchiner 1988, 372-375 for comparable examples) Corroded with much loss of detail, Late Medieval to Early Post-Medieval date (c. AD 1490 - c. AD 1550), perforated with a 3 x 4mm hole.

Obv. Image of a ship, inscription largely lost and possibly ficticious.

Rev. Lozenge-shaped panel containing four lis.

Class: Nuremberg

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.7 g
Diameter: 26.5 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Kevin Leahy
Identified by: Dr Kevin Leahy

Other reference numbers

Other reference: A180

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Standing bird?
Obverse inscription: ] VMVMA [ ?
Reverse description: Square amorial shield, detail lost
Reverse inscription: R.....
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: York (Unitary Authority)
District: York (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Fulford

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: FAKL
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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