WMID-5A5EFD: Post Medieval: Pewter Token of Elizabeth I (Possibly 'Lyon' Series)

Rights Holder: Birmingham Museums Trust
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

TOKEN

Unique ID: WMID-5A5EFD

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete, pewter, Token of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 - AD 1603), possibly dating to the period AD 1574 - AD 1600. Reverse shows a crowned shield, with possible lion rampant, flanked by a pillar topped with a trefoil design on either side of the shield, there is possibly floral spray around the outside of the decoration but this is unclear. The Obverse is difficult to make out due to wear. The legends are illegible. Possible 'Lyon' Series. Possibly North vol 2, p 140, no 2064.

Diameter: 19.3 mm
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 2.0 g

Other examples of this type of token have been recorded on to the database, including: LON-E05090, SUSS-554387 and LON-CEAAF4

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1574
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 2 g
Diameter: 19.3 mm

Personal details

This information is restricted for your access level.

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Denomination: lead/pewter token
Obverse description: Unclear
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Crowned shield, possibly bearing a lion rampart. Pillars to either side.
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Hammerwich (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0707
Four figure Latitude: 52.66067685
Four figure longitude: -1.89794242
1:25K map: SK0707
1:10K map: SK00NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: NMS-193EA3
Object type: TOKEN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Pewter token medallet, time of Elizabeth I. One side depicts two crowned pillars flanking a shield of 3 fleurs, also crowned, the other a ram…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: NMS-6EEBF3
Object type: TOKEN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Pewter token medallet, time of Elizabeth I. One side depicts two crowned pillars flanking a shield of 3 fleurs, also crowned, the other a ra…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: NMS-478306
Object type: TOKEN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Incomplete lead alloy (pewter) token medallet, time of Elizabeth I. One side depicts two crowned pillars flanking a shield of 3 fleurs, also …
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.