KENT-72A452: KENT-72A452

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Unique ID: KENT-72A452

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A worn and abraded Post-Medieval pewter/lead-alloy 'Lyon counter' token, dating AD 1575-1600. North 1991, pg140, No.2062.The circumferential edge from 12-4 o'clock on the obverse has been damaged with irregular breaks and the lower part of the token as been broken away.

According to North (1991, 140), it is likely that rather than being used as tokens, these objects were probably used as political medalets or counters (North 1991, 140). Despite not being a coin this token type has been designated as no. 2062 by North (1991, 140).

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 2.48 g
Diameter: 21.3 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Class: English
Group: Not further defined
Type: Unknown: 1305 - c. 1550
Denomination: lead/pewter token
Obverse description: Double-headed eagle.
Reverse description: Crowned rose with E R at sides.
Reverse inscription: [+GOD.SAVE.THE ]QVEN
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
Parish or ward: Brabourne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR1041
Four figure Latitude: 51.12976362
Four figure longitude: 0.99995138
1:25K map: TR1041
1:10K map: TR14SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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