WMID-05A3F5: Late Medieval to Post Medieval: Lead alloy token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: WMID-05A3F5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete lead or lead alloy unifaced token of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1600).

The token is circular in shape. The obverse depicts a circle with a pellet in the centre, this is segmented by semi circles around the edge of the token which form a quatrefoil (four pointed diamond shape) in the centre surrounding the pellet (Powell Type: 3 and 31). The obverse decoration resembles a spoked wheel. The reverse is undecorated.

The token has a diameter of 19.6 mm and is 2.5 mm thick. It weighs 5.4 g.

The token is a mid grey in colour with an even patina. Abrasion caused by movement whilst within the plough soil has resulted in the 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
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 5.4 g
Diameter: 19.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 26th March 2014 - Wednesday 26th March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Helen Glenn
Identified by: Miss Helen Glenn

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Curvilinear
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Class: Other
Group: Other
Type: Other
Denomination: Token penny
Obverse description: Inner circle with pellet in the centre. Inner circle has been segmented with semi circles forming a quatrefoil around the central pellet. Powell types 3, 31
Reverse description: Undecorated
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
Parish or ward: Hopton and Coton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ9425
Four figure Latitude: 52.82249793
Four figure longitude: -2.0904795
1:25K map: SJ9425
1:10K map: SJ92NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out using a metal detector

References cited

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