BERK-64E5F5: Post-medieval token: Witney trade token

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Unique ID: BERK-64E5F5

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A complete but worn copper alloy farthing trade token of 17th century date. The token was issued by Thomas Collier, a clothier in Witney, Oxfordshire, between AD 1648-1672. From the 16th century Witney was a very important town with a flourishing trade in woollen blankets and cloth. Several of the trade tokens issued in the town related to this trade, as this example does. Williamson (Oxfordshire) no. 227.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1648
Date to: Circa AD 1672

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 15.6 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2015.444

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: English
Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: A woolpack
Obverse inscription: THO COLLIER IN
Reverse description: TC joined
Reverse inscription: WITTNY CLOTHIER
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
Parish or ward: Noke (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5413
Four figure Latitude: 51.81303213
Four figure longitude: -1.21808761
1:25K map: SP5413
1:10K map: SP51SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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