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Unique ID: NMS-BF8A29

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Medieval copper alloy French jetton dating to the period c. AD 1373 - 1415. Dolphin type.

According to Mitchiner (ibid: 182), 'The dolphin ('dauphin') was [the] traditional badge of the Counts of Alban, Dauphins of Viennois'. The author's suggested date range for such jettons is c. 1373 - c. 1415.

Mitchiner, M. 1988. The Medieval Period And Nuremberg, Jetons Medalets & Tokens, Volume 1. Seaby: London, p. 184, no. 490.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1373
Date to: Circa AD 1415

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 4.9 g
Diameter: 26.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st October 2016 - Monday 21st November 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Julie Shoemark
Identified by: Miss Julie Shoemark

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 29734
Other reference: IND21112016JS

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: French
Group: Dolphin
Type: (M482-492) - Unknown: c. 1373 - 1415
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Bowed dolphin left holding a purse in its mouth
Obverse inscription: AVE MARIA GRACIA P
Reverse description: Triple stranded straight cross fleuretty within 4-arched tressure
Reverse inscription: + - A - V - E
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Stoke Holy Cross (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG2403
Four figure Latitude: 52.57864683
Four figure longitude: 1.30464183
1:25K map: TG2403
1:10K map: TG20SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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