WMID-BD26C4: Medieval to Post medieval: Incomplete unifaced lead token

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Unique ID: WMID-BD26C4

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An incomplete lead alloy unifaced token, of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (AD 1300 to AD 1600).

The token is sub circular in shape. Both the obverse and reverse are heavily worn and it is hard to determine any original pattern or decoration.

The token has a diameter of 18.3 mm, and is 2.2 mm thick. It weighs 2.1 g.

The token is a mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of most of the original surface detail.

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: 2.2 mm
Weight: 2.1 g
Diameter: 18.3 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: Unclear. Possibly Bull's head or Possibly standing figure
Obverse inscription: -
Reverse description: -
Reverse inscription: -
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ9113
Four figure Latitude: 52.71458164
Four figure longitude: -2.1346643
1:25K map: SJ9113
1:10K map: SJ91SW
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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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