PUBLIC-D9F413: Post-medieval trade token farthing issued by the town of Poole, Dorset (reverse)

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-D9F413

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete post-medieval copper-alloy 17th-century token farthing (large module) issued by the Town of Poole, Dorset. Williamson (1967, 184) Dorset no. 108-109, dated 1667 (on token).

It measures 17.03mm in diameter, 0.42mm in thickness and weighs 0.348g. The token is very worn and corroded, and has suffered significant circumferential losses.

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 1667
Date to: Exactly AD 1667

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.42 mm
Weight: 0.348 g
Diameter: 17.03 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 21st August 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Charles Bullock
Identified by: Mr Charles Bullock
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: Arms of the borough: A dolphin, the base wavy, in chief three escallops
Obverse inscription: FOR [THE] MAI[OR] OF Y[E TOWN]
Reverse description: Date: [.*.]/166[7/.*.]
Reverse inscription: [AND COVNTY] OF POOLE
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
To be known as: Nr Wimborne

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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