WMID-A3D324: Late Medieval to Post Medieval: Cast lead token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: WMID-A3D324

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast unifaced lead or lead alloy token, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1800).

The token is sub circular in plan. The design on the obverse is hard to determine but is either a possible Winged Horse or a several conjoined letters. Both have been positioned within a circular border. The reverse is plain and undecorated.

The token has a diameter of 20.30 mm and is 3.26 mm thick. It weighs 7.6 g.

The token is a mid to dark grey colour, with an even surface patina.

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: 3.26 mm
Weight: 7.6 g
Diameter: 20.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st October 2012 - Wednesday 31st October 2012

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: TG - Paper - Folder 37a

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token penny
Obverse description: Possible winged horse or conjoined letters within a circular border
Obverse inscription: -
Reverse description: -
Reverse inscription: -

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ8021
Four figure Latitude: 52.7862
Four figure longitude: -2.297986
1:25K map: SJ8021
1:10K map: SJ82SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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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Audit data

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

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