WMID-07E461: WMID-07E461: Post Medieval: Lead token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: WMID-07E461

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast lead alloy token of probable Late Medieval to Post medieval dating (1600 to 1800 AD).

The token is broadly circular in plan. The upper face (obverse) exhibits a five petalled flower, with pellets between each petal (Powell type 1). The lower face (reverse) is plain and undecorated.

The token is a mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. It demonstrates a small degree of abrasion, caused by movement whilst within in the plough soil. A couple of small notches have been removed from the edge, probably by a plough.

The token measures 21.38 mm in diameter and is 3.31 mm thick. It weighs 4.7 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.31 mm
Weight: 4.7 g
Diameter: 21.38 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th November 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: Five petalled flower
Obverse inscription: -
Reverse description: Plain
Reverse inscription: -
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Staffordshire Moorlands (District)
Parish or ward: Ipstones (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0149
Four figure Latitude: 53.038274
Four figure longitude: -1.986537
1:25K map: SK0149
1:10K map: SK04NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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