BUC-5A5F71: Post medieval trade token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: BUC-5A5F71

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post Medieval trade token of an unidentifiable issuer. Obverse illegible. Reverse HIS HALFE PENNY marginal inscription illegible except for '1666'

Trade tokens were issued between 1648 and 1672 at a time when there was little low denomination coinage being issued by the crown. As a result traders and business proprietors began issuing tokens as an alternate coinage with equivalent denominations of a farthing, half penny or penny. Such trade tokens rarely travel far from their place of issue and provide an insight to the trade of the time. In 1672 regal copper coinage was introduced and the trade tokens were then banned (Besly 1997, 20).

Besly, E. 1997 Loose Change: A Guide to Common Coins and Medals National Museum and Galleries of Wales

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 1666
Date to: Exactly AD 1666

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.87 g
Diameter: 17.91 mm

Rally details.

This object was found at Weekend Wanderers - Americans Winslow-Creslow 25.9.15-4.10.15

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Identified by: Ms Ros Tyrrell

Materials and construction

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

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
To be known as: Winslow

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: Sunday 13th March 2016
Updated: Saturday 23rd July 2016

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