PUBLIC-AA5C90: medieval to post medieval token front

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TOKEN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-AA5C90

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A complete Medieval to Post Medieval cast lead alloy circular unifaced token (1250-1850 AD). The token has been cast with a raised design of a equal arm cross with a star in three of the quarters and a capital T in the fourth and a flat, undecorated reverse it also has a hole at it's center. The token measures 27.99 mm in diameter, 1.52 mm thick and weighs 5.6 grams. Lead tokens had a wide variety of uses and were made locally; they are therefore hard to date precisely and could be Medieval or Post Medieval in date (1250-1850 AD). Until recently cross and pellet designs were thought to be contemporary with the similar Medieval coin designs; however publication of moulds and double faced tokens which combine Post Medieval initial style designs with cross and pellets suggest they continued into the post Medieval period.

Class: Powell type 14

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.52 mm
Weight: 5.6 g
Diameter: 27.99 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th December 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alan CHARMAN
Identified by: Mr Alan CHARMAN

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Numismatic data

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
To be known as: Tenterden

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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