WMID-2AAA54: Medieval to Post Medieval: Lead bifaced token

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Unique ID: WMID-2AAA54

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

The token is sub circular in shape. The obverse depicts a central star made from three intersecting lines. A border of inward pointing chevrons is present (Powell type uncertain). The reverse depicts a central pellet with a circle around it (Powell type 31).

The token has a diameter of 20.4 mm, and is 2.6 mm thick. It weighs 4.4 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: 2.6 mm
Weight: 4.4 g
Diameter: 20.4 mm

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: Other
Denomination: Token penny
Obverse description: Central star made from three intersecting lines. A border of inward facing chevrons is present
Obverse inscription: -
Reverse description: Central pellet surrounded by a circle
Reverse inscription: -
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: South Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Essington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ9402
Four figure Latitude: 52.61573756
Four figure longitude: -2.09005142
1:25K map: SJ9402
1:10K map: SJ90SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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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