WMID-873C80: Medieval to Post Medieval: Lead unifaced token

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Unique ID: WMID-873C80

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast lead alloy unifaced token, of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (AD 1300 to AD 1600).

The token is sub circular in plan. The obverse depicts the letters B M with a pellet to the top and bottom (Powell type 2). The reverse is plain and undecorated.

The token has a diameter of 15.87 mm and 1.90 mm thick. It weighs 1.8 g.

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

Unifaced lead token are a frequently occurring find, with a variety of different designs. Tokens like this, were used as tallies or as replacement low denomination coinage during the Medieval and Post Medieval periods.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 1.8 g
Diameter: 15.87 mm

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 penny
Obverse description: The letters B M with a pellet to top and bottom.
Obverse inscription: B M
Reverse description: -
Reverse inscription: -
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: South Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Lapley, Stretton and Wheaton Aston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ8413
Four figure Latitude: 52.714418
Four figure longitude: -2.238284
1:25K map: SJ8413
1:10K map: SJ81SW
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 searching with a metal detector

References cited

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Audit data

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

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