WMID-2E8B28: Medieval to Post medieval: Incomplete unifaced lead token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: WMID-2E8B28

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete lead alloy unifaced token, of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (AD 1300 to AD 1600).

The token is sub circular in shape. The obverse depicts four concentric raised circles, surrounding a central raised pellet. The reverse is plain and undecorated.

The token has a diameter of 27.5 mm and is 3.7 mm thick. It weighs 9.7 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: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Weight: 9.7 g
Diameter: 27.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 22nd September 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Jetton/ token data

Class: Other
Group: Other
Type: Not further defined
Denomination: Token penny
Obverse description: Four concentric circles around a central pellet
Obverse inscription: -
Reverse description: -
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: King's Bromley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1116
Four figure Latitude: 52.74151756
Four figure longitude: -1.83850582
1:25K map: SK1116
1:10K map: SK11NW
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 metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 5 years ago

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