HESH-A321D4: Post Medieval Token: Half Penny

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Unique ID: HESH-A321D4

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A broken copper alloy mercantile / provincial trade token of later 17th century date. The coin is most probably a half penny token of John Brigdell Tallowchandler (Candle merchant / seller) of Shrewsbury, the coin is most likely to have been struck in 1667.

Obverse: Square toped shield (tallowchandlers arms) IOHN BRIG[DELL 1667]

Reverse: HIS HALF PENY over three lines: [IN SALLO]P CHANDLER

Reference: Williamson Vol II p 962 #71

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1667

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.52 g
Diameter: 17.6 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SMS Entry Form - SHRMS: 00564

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token halfpenny
Obverse description: Square topped shield (tallowchandlers arms)
Obverse inscription: IOHN BRIG[DELL 1667]
Reverse description: HIS HALF PENY over three lines
Reverse inscription: [IN SALLO]P CHANDLER
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Telford and Wrekin (Unitary Authority)
District: Telford and Wrekin (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Waters Upton

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
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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