WMID-A93433: Medieval: Incomplete English Sterling Jetton

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JETTON

Unique ID: WMID-A93433

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy English jetton, of the Sterling type (Berry type 1) dating to between c. AD 1280 and c. AD 1340. The obverse depicts a forward facing crowned bust. The obverse legend is missing. The reverse depicts a long cross with six pellets in each quarter. A circular punch mark is present in the centre of the reverse. The reverse legend is missing.

Diameter: 15.6 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 0.8 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1280
Date to: Circa AD 1340

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 0.8 g
Diameter: 15.6 mm

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: English
Group: Sterling/allied
Type: 1 Sterling head (M86-167) - Unknown - c. 1280 - c. 1340
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Forward facing crowned bust
Obverse inscription: Not present
Reverse description: Long cross with six pellets in each quarter. Circular punch at centre of long cross
Reverse inscription: Not present
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wychavon (District)
Parish or ward: Drakes Broughton and Wadborough (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO9249
Four figure Latitude: 52.1392363
Four figure longitude: -2.11830748
1:25K map: SO9249
1:10K map: SO94NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting

References cited

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Updated: 5 years ago

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