SOM-25AAD1: Post-medieval trade token farthing issued by William Goodridge of Bridgwater, Somerset

Rights Holder: Somerset County Council
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Unique ID: SOM-25AAD1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A very worn and corroded post-medieval copper-alloy trader's token farthing (large) issued by William Goodridge of Bridgwater in Somerset in AD 1669; Williamson (1891, 974), Somerset 58

Class: trade

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1669
Date to: Exactly AD 1669

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.8 mm
Width: 19.6 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 1.01 g
Diameter: 19.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st May 2013 - Wednesday 31st July 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22344

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: Initials: G // W I
Obverse inscription: [WILLIAM] GOO[D]R[IDGE W I G]
Reverse description: A ship
Reverse inscription: * OF BRIDGW[AT]ER 1669
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
To be known as: Otterhampton CP

Spatial coordinates


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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: About one month ago

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