FASAM-4B8C77: Lead Jetton obverse with head

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Unique ID: FASAM-4B8C77

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Cast lead alloy jetton or similar object. One side shows a head facing left. The reverse has a ring a triangular indentations with a heavily incused inscription - T IIII - and a cruder incused inscription of XIIR and a kite pattern - the latter kite mark might be imitating a Norse rune. It is quite possible that this piece was manufactured by 'Billy and Charley' in London in the 19th century AD. 'Billy and Charlies' were produced to deceive, purporting to be earlier medieval or ancient objects. This piece is almost certainly from the same source as FASAM-4BD554 which share similar inscriptions.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1850
Date to: Exactly AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 20.25 g
Diameter: 28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st March 2016 - Thursday 31st March 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Sam Moorhead
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
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: Kent (County)
District: Sevenoaks (District)
Parish or ward: Sevenoaks (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ5354
Four figure Latitude: 51.26462732
Four figure longitude: 0.1915967
1:25K map: TQ5354
1:10K map: TQ55SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: FASAM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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