WMID-AE0DEF: Medieval to Post Medieval: Complete unifaced lead token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: WMID-AE0DEF

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 1800).

The token is sub circular. The obverse design consists of a possible flower design (Powell type 1). The reverse is undecorated.

The token has a diameter of 14.0 mm and is 3.6 mm thick. It weighs 2.8 g.

The token is a light to 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.

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: 3.6 mm
Weight: 2.8 g
Diameter: 14 mm

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: Possible flower design. Powell type 1.
Obverse inscription: -
Reverse description: 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: SJ8808
Four figure Latitude: 52.66957485
Four figure longitude: -2.17888889
1:25K map: SJ8808
1:10K map: SJ80NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: found whilst out metal detecting

References cited

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Audit data

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

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