KENT-EE00C0: Lead alloy medium size token with chequer design.

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Unique ID: KENT-EE00C0

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A complete, Post-Medieval, cast, lead alloy, medium size uniface token. The token is roughly circular and relatively thick with a chequer/grid design made up of three parallel lines laid over each other at 90 degrees. Powell 32 - classification type 12 or Paul Baylis no. 5 or no. 20. This grid pattern can be seen on the Arms of the Waterman's Guild or on agricultural tallies given to farm labourers for ploughing or harrowing work or it could represent the sails of a windmill? There is some wear and recent 'plough' damage otherwise it has a pale grey patina on both sides. The token is likely to date from 16th-18th century. Ref. Detector Finds, Gordon Bailey, Greenlight Publishing 1992, page 57 no. 19 & 36, Finds Identified, Gordon Bailey, Greenlight Publishing 2000, page 12 & 13, Tokens and Tallies through the Ages, Edward Fletcher, Greenlight Publishing 2003, page 30 and Leaden Tokens and Tallies Roman to Victorian, Edward Fletcher, Greenlight Publishing 2005, page 65, 102 & 105. The token is 19.08mm long, 16.03mm wide, 4.98mm thick, 19.08mm diameter and weighs 13.7g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1799

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.08 mm
Width: 16.03 mm
Thickness: 4.98 mm
Weight: 13.7 g
Diameter: 19.08 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th November 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Geoff Burr
Identified by: Mr Geoff Burr

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: Sevenoaks (District)
To be known as: Sevenoaks

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Bailey, G. 1995 Detector Finds Chelmsford Greenlight Publishing 57 19 & 36
Bailey, G. 2000 Detector Finds 4 Chelmsford Greenlight Publishing 12 & 13
Fletcher, E. 2003 Tokens and Tallies Through the Ages Witham, Essex Greenlight Publishing 30
Fletcher, E. and Payne, G. 2005 Leaden Tokens and Tallies: Roman to Victorian Essex Greenlight Publishing 65, 102 & 105

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Audit data

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

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