SUSS-B04CE7: Medieval or Post Medieval Lead Alloy Token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: SUSS-B04CE7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast circular lead token of Medieval or Post Medieval date. One side is decorated with a possible fleur-de-lis motif, the other side is decorated with a grid. It measures 18.5mm in diameter is 1.76mm thick and weighs 2.84g.

Lead alloy tokens had a wide variety of uses and were easy to manufacture; they are therefore difficult to date precisely outside of archaeological context. Tokens with simple designs are given a general date of c. AD 1250-1800.

This token is a combination of Powell Type 4 (Lis) and Type 7 (Hatching or grids). Cf. Kerridge. R and de Ruiter, R. 2009. The Tokens, Metallic Tickets, Checks and Passes of West Sussex, 1650-1950. Laceys Printers Ltd. p. 235-6. Similar examples can be found on the PAS database: SF-40B2E4, SWYOR-904CC1 and CAM-F0B2B4.

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: 1.76 mm
Weight: 2.84 g
Diameter: 18.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th January 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Hannah Page
Identified by: Miss Hannah Page
Secondary identifier: Miss Stephanie Smith

Materials and construction

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

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Adur (District)
Parish or ward: Lancing (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ1906
Four figure Latitude: 50.8413
Four figure longitude: -0.311237
1:25K map: TQ1906
1:10K map: TQ10NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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