BH-79FE56: Medieval lead token - side 1

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Unique ID: BH-79FE56

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Lead token of probable mid to late medieval (early 13th to late 15th C.) date. Measures 22.9mm diameter by 1.6mm thick. Side 1 has a raised bird design, possibly a dove, standing and facing right. It sits within a circular raised border. Side 2 has a geometric flower design, possibly of a rose, with alternate pointed and rounded petals. Each of the seven (?) pointed petals runs into a line which radiates outwards to the point where it joins the raised circular border. The token is slightly bent and worn and has a creamy white corrosion layer. Weight = 4.97g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 4.97 g
Diameter: 22.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 10th November 2003

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver entry no. 03/86-58

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Hitchin

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: with finder

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: BH
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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