WAW-07D0E4: Post Medieval lead token (plan).

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TOKEN

Unique ID: WAW-07D0E4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post Medieval (c. 1500 to 1850) lead uniface token: The design consists of a six-petalled flower with a pellet in the field between each petal - Powell Type 1. The reverse is undecorated. The surface is a matte mid brown/grey colour. The tokens measure 16.68mm diameter, 1.74mm thick, weighs 1.8g.

Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as use as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely. Those carrying initials are generally deemed to be Post Medieval in date (1500-1850 AD), those which seem to mimic Medieval penny designs are deemed to be Medieval, the remainder which carry stylised designs remain difficult to date but the majority are probably Post Medieval in date c.1500-1800. Powell (2012) comments that Type 1 is a design which were commonly made stock and occur in large quantities, dating to the late 16th to mid 19th centuries.

Powell, D. 2012 'The 18th century Sophistication of the Stock Design' Lead Token Telegraph Issue 86.

Class: Lead

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 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.74 mm
Weight: 1.8 g
Diameter: 16.68 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 2nd October 2013 - Wednesday 4th December 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wychavon (District)
Parish or ward: Dodderhill (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO9164
Four figure Latitude: 52.27407599
Four figure longitude: -2.13332272
1:25K map: SO9164
1:10K map: SO96SW
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: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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

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