WMID-E27D01: A cast lead token dating to the 16th/ 17th century.

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Unique ID: WMID-E27D01

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast lead token (diameter: 23mm; thickness: 2mm; weight: 6.87g) decorated on both sides. On one side, there is a long cross marked with a pellet in the centre and at each of the four ends. Four other pellets appear between the arms of the cross. On the other side, a slightly irregular pellet which may be off-centre with linear markings or veins radiatting outwards, sometimes in a 'T' shape.

This example is slightly similar to a late 16th century/ Elizabethan derivative token (Mitchiner & Skinner, 1984, pages 122 & 156, Plate 15, No 17).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 6.87 g
Diameter: 23 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 20th May 2004 - Monday 7th June 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Caroline Johnson
Identified by: Ms Caroline Johnson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Newcastle-under-Lyme (District)
Parish or ward: Audley Rural (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ8152
Four figure Latitude: 53.06490047
Four figure longitude: -2.28498446
1:25K map: SJ8152
1:10K map: SJ85SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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

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