WMID-FA3AA7: Medieval to Post medieval: Complete unifaced lead token

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Unique ID: WMID-FA3AA7

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete lead alloy unifaced token, of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1800).

The token is sub circular in shape. The obverse depicts a possible six pointed star made from 3 intersecting lines (Powell type 3/9/24). The reverse is plain and undecorated.

The token has a diameter of 18.7 mm, and is 3.0 mm thick. It weighs 5.6 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: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 5.6 g
Diameter: 18.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2014 - Friday 31st 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: Possible six pointed star made from three intersecting lines (Powell type 3/9/24)
Obverse inscription: -
Reverse description: Plain / undecorated
Reverse inscription: -
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ8508
Four figure Latitude: 52.66949949
Four figure longitude: -2.22325179
1:25K map: SJ8508
1:10K map: SJ80NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting

References cited

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