PUBLIC-D35BE2: medieval to post medieval token front

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TOKEN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-D35BE2

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An incomplete Medieval to Post Medieval cast lead circular unifaced token (1250-1800 AD). The token has been cast with a raised design of a equal arm cross with a pellet in each quarter on the obverse and a flat, undecorated reverse, the token has a small chunck missing from the edge and a small hole just off center. The token measures 16.32 mm in diameter, 1.54 mm thick and weighs 2.1 grams. Lead tokens had a wide variety of uses and were made locally; they are therefore hard to date precisely and could be Medieval or Post Medieval in date (1250-1800 AD). Until recently cross and pellet designs were thought to be contemporary with the similar Medieval coin designs; however publication of moulds and double faced tokens which combine Post Medieval initial style desgns with cross and pellets suggest they continued into the post Medieval period.

Class: Powell type 14

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.58 mm
Weight: 2.1 g
Diameter: 16.32 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 19th October 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alan CHARMAN
Identified by: Mr Alan CHARMAN

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
To be known as: Tenterden

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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

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