PUBLIC-39477B: Post-medieval token halfpenny of Shrewsbury, Shropshire (obverse)

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-39477B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-medieval copper-alloy 18th-century token halfpenny issued for the Salop Woollen Manufactury at Shrewsbury, Shropshire, dated 1794 (on token). Dalton & Hamer (1977, 225) no. 25; see also Mathias (1962, 46/pl. VIII; no. 5)

The object is a little distorted. It has a diameter of 28.16 mm, is 1.54 mm thick and weighs 7.440 g

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 1794
Date to: Exactly AD 1794

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.54 mm
Weight: 7.44 g
Diameter: 28.16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd October 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Charles Bullock
Identified by: Mr Charles Bullock

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token halfpenny
Obverse description: Shield of arms of the borough of Shrewsbury: three leopards heads within a square shield
Obverse inscription: SHREWSBURY 1794 HALF[PEN]NY
Reverse description: Woolpack
Reverse inscription: SALOP WOOLLEN MANUFACTORY
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
To be known as: Nr Wimborne

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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