WMID-90C8F7: Medieval to Post Medieval: Lead unifaced token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: WMID-90C8F7

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

The token is sub triangular in shape. Both the obverse and reverse are plain and undecorated. It is possible that this token may be a cut quarter from a larger circular token.

The token measures 20.3 mm in length, 20.3 mm wide and 3.4 mm thick. It weighs 8.5 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
Length: 20.3 mm
Width: 20.3 mm
Thickness: 3.4 mm
Weight: 8.5 g

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Class: Other
Group: Other
Type: Other
Denomination: Token penny
Obverse description: Plain
Obverse inscription: -
Reverse description: Plain
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: Clifton Campville (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK2410
Four figure Latitude: 52.68716296
Four figure longitude: -1.64638771
1:25K map: SK2410
1:10K map: SK21SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

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

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