SOM-0F45A7: Post-medieval trade token farthing (Weymouth, Dorset)

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Unique ID: SOM-0F45A7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A 17th-century copper-alloy post-medieval trader's token farthing issued by grocer Francis Reed in Weymouth, Dorset, AD 1648-1672; Williamson (1891, 196), Dorset 202

Class: trade

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1648
Date to: Exactly AD 1672

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.2 mm
Width: 15.4 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 0.9 g
Diameter: 16.2 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22380

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: The Grocers' arms
Obverse inscription: * [FRANCIS R]EE[D]
Reverse description: Initials: F R
Reverse inscription: [IN W]A[YM]OVTH
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Audit data

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

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