PUBLIC-C5F884: Post-medieval trade token farthing of Ralph Robins of Sandwich, Kent (obverse)

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-C5F884

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A post-medieval copper-alloy 17th-century token farthing issued by Ralph Robins of Sandwich, Kent. Williamson (1967, 383) Kent no. 504, dated 1655 (on token)

It measures 15 mm in diameter, 0.8 mm in thickness and weighs 0.7 g. The token has suffered some very minor circumferential losses but is effectively complete.

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 1655
Date to: Exactly AD 1655

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 22nd October 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Tony Bishenden
Identified by: Mr Tony Bishenden

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: Rigged sailing ship
Obverse inscription: RALPH ROBINS
Reverse description: Initials: . R . / R . S, arranged in a triad
Reverse inscription: IN SANDWICH . 1655
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
To be known as: Sandwich

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 12 months ago

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