WAW-693162: Post Medieval lead token (plan).

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Unique ID: WAW-693162

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post Medieval (c. 1500 to 1900) lead token:

The design, consists of an indistinguishable motif which has forked terminals. Powell Type uncertain. The reverse is undecorated. The surface is amottled colour. The token measure 23.28mm diameter, 2.33mm thick, weighing 5.61g. The token is incomplete.

Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as use as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely. Those carrying initials are generally deemed to be Post Medieval in date (1500-1850AD), those which seem to mimic Medieval penny designs are deemed to be possibly Medieval, the remainder which carry stylised designs remain difficult to date but the majority are probably Post Medieval in date c.1500-1800.

Powell, D. 2012 'The 18th century Sophistication of the Stock Design'Lead Token TelegraphIssue 86.

Class: Lead

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.33 mm
Weight: 5.61 g
Diameter: 23.28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 14th February 2016 - Sunday 14th February 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: South Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Trysull and Seisdon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8395
Four figure Latitude: 52.55257432
Four figure longitude: -2.25215405
1:25K map: SO8395
1:10K map: SO89NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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