SUSS-9A523E: Medieval or Post Medieval lead tokens

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TOKEN

Unique ID: SUSS-9A523E

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A series of complete cast lead alloy circular uniface tokens, probably dating to Post Medieval period (c. 1500-1850 AD): Class Powell 2 and 8. The tokens are of a greyish-white colour. Lead tokens had a wide variety of uses and were made locally; they are therefore hard to date precisely. Those with initials are generally thought to be Post Medieval in date and due to the style of lettering, these examples may date to the latter half of this period.

Row 1: Eight identical tokens. The token has the raised initials 'S' on one side, with a central pellet and the number '12' below; the other side is undecorated and flat. The surface with 'S 12' has a raised perimeter edge. They measure 25.90 mm in diameter, 1.60 mm thick, and weigh 6.81 g. These tokens appear to have been produced from the same cast; any slight variation in measurement is due to varying degrees of condition.

Row 2: Nine identical tokens. The token has the raised initials 'S' on one side, with a central pellet and the number '6' below; the other side is undecorated and flat. The surface with 'S 6' has a raised perimeter edge. They measure 21.50 mm in diameter, 1.28 mm thick, and weigh 4.45 g. These tokens appear to have been produced from the same cast; any slight variation in measurement is due to varying degrees of condition.

Row 3: Ten identical tokens. The token has the raised initials 'I' on one side, with a central pellet and a retrograde 'S' below; the other side is undecorated and flat. The surface with 'S 6' has a raised perimeter edge. They measure 21.50 mm in diameter, 1.28 mm thick, and weigh 4.45 g. These tokens appear to have been produced from the same cast; any slight variation in measurement is due to varying degrees of condition.

All of these tokens were found within a deep pit, suggesting that their deposition was contemporary and that they may have been used in conjunction with one another. These were also discovered in close proximity to two other sets of tokens recorded onto the PAS database as records: SUSS-A9411D and SUSS-A8F500.

Class: Powell Type 2: Powell Type 8

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 27

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd February 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Caroline Chestnutt
Identified by: Ms Caroline Chestnutt

Materials and construction

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

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Wealden (District)
Parish or ward: Warbleton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ6414
Four figure Latitude: 50.9021871
Four figure longitude: 0.33098614
1:25K map: TQ6414
1:10K map: TQ61SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detector

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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