SOM-C04C49: Post Medieval lead token

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Unique ID: SOM-C04C49

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Post Medieval cast lead-alloy bifaced token of Powell type 2 / Powell type 8 (c. AD 1500-1800). The token is square in shape, but has two rounded corners, one of which is chipped. On one face, at an angle to the edge, the token has a raised design of the letters T B with a star between them and a pellet below. Where the edges are less worn there is the remainder of a stamped border. On the other side, at a 45% angle to the TB , are the numbers 22 with an offset vertical line between them. The token is 21.5mm by 22.1mm, 2.3mm thick and weighs 6.00g

Lead tokens had a wide variety of uses and were made locally; they are therefore hard to date precisely but those with initials are generally thought to be Post Medieval in date. Those with numbers are often agricultural or other piece work checks.

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: Exactly AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.5 mm
Width: 22.1 mm
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st September 2014 - Tuesday 30th September 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Vicky Lemmens
Identified by: Mrs Vicky Lemmens
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 17031

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 West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)
To be known as: Wellington CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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