LON-90284D: A English Post-Medieval copper-alloy half penny trade token dating from AD 1656 -1674.

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Unique ID: LON-90284D

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An English Post-Medieval copper-alloy half penny trade token dating from AD 1656 -1674. Not in Williamson. Issued by William Male at the Angel in Fenchurch Street.

Obverse: WILLIAM . MALE . AT . THE = Angel

Reverse: IN . FANCHVRCH . STREET. = HIS HALF PENY

Dimensions: diameter: 18.37mm; weight: 0.99g.

Reference:

Williamson, G. C. 1889. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol. I. Elliot Stock: London.

Notes:

Copper alloy trade tokens were first struck in 1648. In 1656 half penny tokens were introduced. 1674 by Royal decree production of trade tokens ceased. Pers comm Verity Anthony

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.99 g
Diameter: 18.37 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Stuart Wyatt
Identified by: Mr Stuart Wyatt

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: English
Denomination: Token halfpenny
Obverse description: An Angel in field HIS HALF PENY
Obverse inscription: WILLIAM . MALE . AT . THE
Reverse description: HIS HALF PENY in field
Reverse inscription: IN . FANCHVRCH . STREET.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Vintry (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3280
Four figure Latitude: 51.5035277
Four figure longitude: -0.09955492
1:25K map: TQ3280
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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