WAW-B82498: Post Medieval lead token (plan and reverse).

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Unique ID: WAW-B82498

Object type certainty: Certain
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A probable Post Medieval cast lead uniface token. The token carries a design consisting of a key (locking). The bit is in the form of an 'E' and the bow is a vertical oval. Above the key there is a triangular outline and below an unclear design. The reverse is undecorated. The surface is a matte mid cream coloured patina. The token measures 17.33mm diameter, 1.75mm thick and weighs 2.3g.

Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as use as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely. Those carrying initials are generally deemed to be Post Medieval in date (1500-1850 AD), those which seem to mimic Medieval penny designs are deemed to be Medieval, the remainder which carry stylised designs remain difficult to date but the majority are probably Post Medieval in date c.1500-1800.

This token has been dated broadly as probably Post Medieval c.1500-1800.

Class: Lead
Sub class: Uniface

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.75 mm
Weight: 2.3 g
Diameter: 17.33 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st August 2012 - Wednesday 3rd October 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Bromsgrove (District)
Parish or ward: Tutnall and Cobley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP0069
Four figure Latitude: 52.319103
Four figure longitude: -2.001422
1:25K map: SP0069
1:10K map: SP06NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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