WMID-07A19A: Medieval to Post medieval: Complete unifaced lead token

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Unique ID: WMID-07A19A

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

The token is sub circular in shape. The obverse design depicts a probable raised square (Probably Powell type 9/12). The reverse is plain and undecorated.

The token has a diameter of 25.7 mm and is 1.6 mm thick. It weighs 5.0 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 some 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 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 5 g
Diameter: 25.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2014 - Friday 31st January 2014

Personal details

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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: Probable raised square design. Probably Powell type 9/12
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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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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