SOM-54FA35: Post-medieval Nuremberg jetton

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Unique ID: SOM-54FA35

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A post-medieval Nuremberg copper-alloy jetton of anonymous issuer, 'French shield' type, fictitious legend, c. AD 1500-1525, see Mitchiner (1988, 355ff.).

This very corroded jetton has an abraded circumference and has been bent.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1525

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.3 mm
Width: 25.7 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 1.26 g
Diameter: 27.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st September 2013 - Thursday 13th March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16596

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Issuer: Anonymous stock
Class: Nuremberg
Group: French shield
Type: Unknown (M1069-1092a) - Anonymous stock: c. 1490 - c. 1585
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Shield of France charged with 'three fleurs de lys': surmounted by a crown that interrupts the margin
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Imperial orb (large) surmounted by a cross, within a double elaborate trefoil
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 10 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: Milverton 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: 5 years ago

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