IOW-934FF2: Lead ?token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: IOW-934FF2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Cast circular lead token with a slightly raised rim on both sides. Diameter 29mm, about 1.5mm thick. Obverse: A crudely executed perched bird facing right. The bird's wings are raised. Reverse: Linear vertical moulding flanked by two similar vertical mouldings which curve outwards at the top and bottom. At the centre of the design is a similar but more slender horizontal moulding. In the left field is the letter "W", the right field has a letter "D". The decoration may represent a sheaf of corn.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 8.66 g
Diameter: 29 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 8th August 2003

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW 2003.68
Museum accession number: IOW 2003.68

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Uncertain
Obverse description: A crudely executed perched bird facing right. The bird’s wings are raised.
Reverse description: Vertical linear moulding flanked by two similar vertical mouldings which curve outwards at the top and bottom. At the centre of the design is a similar but more slender horizontal moulding. In the left field is the letter “W”, the right field has a let
Reverse inscription: W/D

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Building work
Discovery circumstances: Surface find
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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