SOM-C5E731: Post Medieval trade token: farthing issued by the City of Bristol

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TOKEN

Unique ID: SOM-C5E731

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Post Medieval copper alloy traders token farthing probably issued by the City of Bristol and dating from AD 1652 to 1670; probably Williamson (1891:241), Gloucestershire 12 to 20.

There is a hole through the token near the edge between 12 and 1 o'clock. This appears to be damage rather than deliberate.

Notes:

Obverse description: C B /[...]
Obverse inscription: [ A B]RISTO[LL FARTHING]
Reverse description: (A ship issuing left from a Castle to right)
Reverse inscription: [THE . ARMES . OF . BRISTOLL]

Die axis measurement: Uncertain

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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 1652
Date to: Exactly AD 1670

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.45 g
Diameter: 21.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 24th September 2016 - Saturday 24th September 2016

Rally details.

This object was found at Westbury-sub-Mendip Sep 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: C B /[...]
Obverse inscription: [ A B]RISTO[LL FARTHING]
Reverse description: Unclear
Reverse inscription: [THE . ARMES . OF . BRISTOLL]
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
Parish or ward: Westbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST5048
Four figure Latitude: 51.22898632
Four figure longitude: -2.71745516
1:25K map: ST5048
1:10K map: ST54NW
What3Words: croak.hired.badminton
Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: Friday 17th March 2017
Updated: Friday 17th March 2017

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