WMID-2B2986: Medieval to Post medieval: Complete unifaced lead token

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Unique ID: WMID-2B2986

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

The token is sub circular in shape. The obverse depicts a raised long cross design with a pellet in each quarter (Powell type 14). The reverse is plain and undecorated.

The token has a diameter of 15.3 mm, and is 3.0 mm thick. It weighs 3.6 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: 3 mm
Weight: 3.6 g
Diameter: 15.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 26th January 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Class: Other
Group: Other
Type: Other
Denomination: Token penny
Obverse description: Long cross with a pellet in each quarter (Powell type 14)
Obverse inscription: -
Reverse description: -
Reverse inscription: -
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0814
Four figure Latitude: 52.72359053
Four figure longitude: -1.88298998
1:25K map: SK0814
1:10K map: SK01SE
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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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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