WILT-F9F4DC:

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Unique ID: WILT-F9F4DC

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A post medieval copper alloy farthing traders' token issued by the City of Bristol and dated AD 1652-1662 (but probably AD 1652). Obverse legend A BRISTOLL FARTHING depicting a circular border with CB (for Civitas Bristol) above [ ]2. Reverse legend THE ARMES OF BRISTOLL depicting within a circular border a port broadside partial view of a three-masted ship under sail and a fort (Bristol's coat-of-arms). Cf Williamson G C (1889), Boyne's Trade Tokens, Vol 1 Elliot Stock, London (later B A Seaby edition 1967) - see Gloucestershire, p 241, No.12.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1652
Date to: Circa AD 1662

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.95 g
Diameter: 21.01 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Fiona Johnstone
Identified by: Miss Fiona Johnstone

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: English
Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: CB within a circle and beneath that [ ]2.
Obverse inscription: A BRISTOLL FARTHING.
Reverse description: Port broadside partial view of a three-masted ship under sail and a fort.
Reverse inscription: THE ARMES OF BRISTOLL.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Enford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1351
Four figure Latitude: 51.25801683
Four figure longitude: -1.81508814
1:25K map: SU1351
1:10K map: SU15SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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