SOM-7BAAE4: medieval to post-medieval jetton: Nuremberg type of anonymous issuer

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Unique ID: SOM-7BAAE4

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A medieval to post-medieval copper-alloy Nuremberg jetton of anonymous issuer dating to c. 1490-1550. 'Ship penny' type of large module with literate French inscription, and probably annulet stops. Minted at Nuremberg. See Mitchiner (1988, 365) nos 1121-1123.

It measures 27.72 mm in diameter, 0.66 mm in thickness, and weighs 1.57 g

The jetton has been pierced through the reverse at about 7 o'clock, corresponding to about at 9 o'clock on the obverse, possibly for reuse as an item of jewellery. It has been bent slightly.

Evidence of reuse: pierced

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1490
Date to: Circa AD 1550
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.66 mm
Weight: 1.57 g
Diameter: 27.72 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Susan Walker
Identified by: Ms Susan Walker
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 017439

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Issuer: Anonymous stock
Class: Nuremberg
Group: Ship penny
Type: Unknown (M1121-1189, 1292-1293) - Anonymous stock: c. 1490 - c. 1585
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: A ship with stern flag on the right and bow pennant on the left; G at mast-head
Obverse inscription: V[OL]GVE LA GALLEE DE [FRANCE]
Reverse description: Four fleurs de lis in a lozenge
Reverse inscription: VIVE LE [BON ROI DE] FRANCE, crown initial mark, annulet stops (probably)
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: West Knoyle

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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