SOM-A33F82: Post Medieval jetton of anonymous Nuremberg issuer 'Ship penny' type

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Unique ID: SOM-A33F82

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Post Medieval copper alloy jetton of anonymous Nuremberg issuer 'Ship penny' type, ship / shield of France design, nonsense legends. There is a punched circular hole near the edge of jetton at 7 o'clock on obverse, 10 o'clock on reverse. The surface is very worn. CF Mitchiner (1988: 374) no.1178 which he dates to c.1490-1550 AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.1 mm
Width: 21.5 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 2.21 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 15th March 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 20739

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Profile of a sailing ship bearing a central mast with yard-arm
Obverse inscription: Crown [...]
Reverse description: Four fleurs-de-lys in a double-bordered lozenge. In each spandrels between the lozenge and border are three annulets
Reverse inscription: Crown IIEO[...]ROI
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
To be known as: Chedzoy

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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