BH-1CE32D: Post Medieval token

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Unique ID: BH-1CE32D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A cast lead token, probably dating to the early Post Medieval period (AD 1550 to 1700). The token is flat and circular. The obverse depicts a heart pierced by two daggers. There appears to be a circumferential legend but this is illegible. The reverse depicts a lozenge flanked by the letters 'IS'. The 'S' is depicted retrograde. Again, although there appears to be a circumferential legend, this is for the most part illegible, with only 'XI[....]' visible. The token measures 19mm in diameter.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Exactly AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 2nd December 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: English
Group: Not further defined
Type: Unknown
Denomination: Token penny
Obverse description: Heart pierced by daggers
Obverse inscription: [...]
Reverse description: Lozenge flanked by letters 'IS' with the 'S' being retrograde
Reverse inscription: XI[...]

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Graveley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL2428
Four figure Latitude: 51.93670013
Four figure longitude: -0.19768383
1:25K map: TL2428
1:10K map: TL22NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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