PUBLIC-7E91A7: Post-medieval trade token farthing of the town of Sherborne, Dorset

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-7E91A7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A post-medieval copper-alloy 17th-century token farthing issued by the town of Sherborne, Dorset. Williamson (1967, 189) Dorset no. 155, dated 1669 (on token).

It measures 20.1mm in diameter, 0.77 in thickness and weighs 1.498g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1669
Date to: Exactly AD 1669

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.77 mm
Weight: 1.498 g
Diameter: 20.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 29th September 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Charles Bullock
Identified by: Mr Charles Bullock

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: Legend, in five lines
Obverse inscription: SHERBORN / FARTHING / FOR THE / POOR / 1669
Reverse description: A mitre
Reverse inscription: None
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
To be known as: Nr Wimborne

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: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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