SOM-321356: Medieval/post-medieval Nuremberg jetton

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JETTON

Unique ID: SOM-321356

Object type certainty: Certain
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A corroded and abraded bent late 15th/16th-century copper-alloy Nuremberg post-medieval jetton of the 'ship-penny' type, anonymous issue (c. AD 1490-1550; cf. Mitchiner 1166ff.)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1490
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.8 mm
Width: 26.2 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 2.43 g
Diameter: 27.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st April 2013 - Tuesday 30th April 2013

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22463

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Issuer: Anonymous stock
Class: Nuremberg
Group: Ship penny
Type: Unknown (M1121-1189, 1292-1293) - Anonymous stock: c. 1490 - c. 1585
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Sailing ship (galley of France) facing; to left, stern castle with flag; to right, bow castle with staff with pennants
Obverse inscription: [...]E[...]VI[...]
Reverse description: Four fleurs-de-lis in a lozenge; cinquefoil flowers flanked by pellets to each side along each side of lozenge; all within inner circle
Reverse inscription: [...]OB[...]?BV[...]?CV[...]
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Spatial metadata

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

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

References cited

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Audit data

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

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