KENT-58A234: KENT-58A234

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Unique ID: KENT-58A234

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete Medieval to Post-Medieval cast lead alloy circular uni-faced token. (c.AD 1250-1850).  

Description: The token has a segmented 'wheel-spoke' design, the reverse is undecorated.

Discussion: Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely. 

The Powell classification system, in which there are over 30 categories, attempts to classify these leaden tokens according to the designs featured on each face, but it does not assign any chronology. Under the powell classification this would be class 3 - segments.

Class: Powell type 3

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

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Materials and construction

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

Numismatic data

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
Parish or ward: Great Chart with Singleton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ9740
Four figure Latitude: 51.125398
Four figure longitude: 0.813857
1:25K map: TQ9740
1:10K map: TQ94SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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