WMID-17E351: Post Medieval token: Trade token of uncertain issuer

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TOKEN

Unique ID: WMID-17E351

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete struck / hammered copper alloy trader's token, of mid 17th Century dating (AD 1600s to AD 1700).

The token is circular. Both the obverse and reverse legends are indistinct. One side depicts a three turreted castle and the other is hard to determine but possibly a standing figure / bird.

Diameter: 19.8 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 2.6 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 2.6 g
Diameter: 19.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 28th November 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: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Class: Other
Group: Other
Type: Other
Denomination: Token penny
Obverse description: Three turreted castle
Obverse inscription: PA[ ]ERT
Reverse description: Unclear probable standing figure or bird
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Swinfen and Packington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1206
Four figure Latitude: 52.65160066
Four figure longitude: -1.82405507
1:25K map: SK1206
1:10K map: SK10NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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