LON-015B44: A post medieval lead alloy token dating to the 17th century

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Unique ID: LON-015B44

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A post medieval lead alloy token dating to the 17th century.The obverse depicts a short cross pattee with a pellet in each quarter. The reverse has the initials OH with an M above. There is a pellet either side of the M. The token has damage around the edge and is slightly distorted. In patches on both sides of the token, the lead alloy has reacted with tin sulphides creating "nature's gilding".

No exact parallels can be found but the formation of the lettering is a typical 17th century construction (Mitchiner and Skinner, 1984, nos. 78-79, 122, 125 and 129).

Dimensions: diameter: 25.73 mm; weight: 7.16g.

Reference: Mitchiner, M. and Skinner, A. 1984. English Tokens C.1425 - 1672. In Challis, C. and Blackburn, M. The British Numismatic Journal Volume 54 1985.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.16 g
Diameter: 25.73 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Ben Paites
Identified by: Mr Ben Paites

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Numismatic data

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Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Hounslow (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Brentford (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ1977
Four figure Latitude: 51.47944941
Four figure longitude: -0.28777262
1:25K map: TQ1977
1:10K map: TQ17NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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