SUSS-B29016: Medieval or Post Medieval Lead Alloy Uniface Token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: SUSS-B29016

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A complete Medieval to Post Medieval cast lead circular uniface token, c. 1250-1800 AD. Powell Type 14. The token has been cast with a raised design of a equal arm cross with a pellet in each quarter on the obverse and a flat, undecorated reverse. The token measures 15.57mm in diameter, 2.04mm thick and weighs 3.28 grams. Lead tokens had a wide variety of uses and were made locally; they are therefore hard to date precisely and could be Medieval or Post Medieval in date. Until recently cross and pellet designs were thought to be contemporary with the similar Medieval coin designs; however publication of moulds and double faced tokens which combine Post Medieval initial style designs with cross and pellets suggest they continued into the Post Medieval period.

Class: powell type14

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.04 mm
Weight: 3.28 g
Diameter: 15.57 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd March 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alan CHARMAN
Identified by: Mr Alan CHARMAN

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: Tenterden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8830
Four figure Latitude: 51.038598
Four figure longitude: 0.680198
1:25K map: TQ8830
1:10K map: TQ83SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Audit data

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

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