LON-6537F1: A Post Medieval copper alloy trade token farthing of John Davis, Southwark, dated 1664

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Unique ID: LON-6537F1

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A post medieval copper alloy trade token farthing of John Davis, from Southwark, dated AD 1664. Not listed in Williamson nor Thompson & Dickinson.

Dimensions: diameter: 16.16mm; weight: 0.77g.

References: Dickinson, M. J. and Thompson, R. H. 2007. Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles. 59. The Norweb Collection Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. Tokens of the British Isles 1575-1750. Part VII. City of London. London: Spink and son Ltd.

Williamson, G. C. 1889. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century. Elliot Stock: London.

Notes:

Copper alloy trade tokens were first struck in 1648. In 1656 half penny tokens were introduced. 1674 by Royal decree production of trade tokens ceased. Pers comm Verity Anthony.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1664
Date to: Circa AD 1664

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.77 g
Diameter: 16.16 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: 1664 with rosette star rosette above and below
Obverse inscription: IOHN . DAVIS . LIVEING
Reverse description: I . E . D
Reverse inscription: IN . SOVTHWARKE
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Southwark (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Cathedrals (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3280
Four figure Latitude: 51.503528
Four figure longitude: -0.099555
1:25K map: TQ3280
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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