SOM-524592: Medieval Nuremberg jetton

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JETTON

Unique ID: SOM-524592

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A medieval copper-alloy Nurembergjetton of anonymous issuer dating to the period c. 1480-1500.Dauphinétype with fictitious legend, Minted at Nuremberg. See Mitchiner (1988, 347) nos. 1041-1042.

This jetton is extremely corroded and has been slightly bent. It has been pierced towards the circumference on the obverse face at 3 o'clock on the obverse, around 10 o'clock on the reverse. presumably for conversion into an item of jewellery. The hole has broken through as a result of old damage.

Evidence of reuse: piercing

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1480
Date to: Circa AD 1500
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.6 mm
Width: 27.3 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.72 g
Diameter: 28.6 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16602

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Issuer: Anonymous stock
Class: Nuremberg
Group: Early Germanic designs
Type: Unknown (M968-1068)/Not further defined - Unknown: c. 1415 - c. 1500
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Field quarterly, alternately: three fleurs-de-lis (France), dolphin bowed (Dauphine)
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Many fleurs de lis (Field of France)
Reverse inscription: [...]ESSV?[...], fictitious
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)
To be known as: Burrowbridge 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: 4 years ago

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