WMID-422331: Medieval to Post Medieval: Lead unifaced token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: WMID-422331

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete 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 a probable Peacock type bird, with large tail feathers (Powell type 18). A pellet is present above the peacock. The reverse is plain and undecorated.

The token has a diameter of 18.54 MM and is 2.25 MM thick. It weighs 2.0 G.

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

Lead tokens 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: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.25 mm
Weight: 2 g
Diameter: 18.54 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 28th July 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Class: Other
Type: Other
Denomination: Token penny
Obverse description: Peacock facing left. Pellet above (Powell type 18)
Obverse inscription: -
Reverse description: Plain
Reverse inscription: -
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Hamstall Ridware (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0716
Four figure Latitude: 52.7415833
Four figure longitude: -1.89775402
1:25K map: SK0716
1:10K map: SK01NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst searching with a metal detector

References cited

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Updated: 5 years ago

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