PUBLIC-431A42: Post Medieval Token: City of Bristol 1660

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-431A42

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A complete copper alloy farthing of Bristol dated 1660. The token is heavily corroded and the obverse is indistinct. On the reverse are the initials CB with 1660 underneath, the surviving legend is ... STOLL

Other similar tokens have the following obverse and reverse descriptions:

Obverse in field a large CB with 1660 below,

inscription: [A BRI]STOLL [FARTHING]

Reverse: Ship issuing from a castle

inscription: [THE ARMES OF BRISTOLL]

Diameter 20.7mm, thickness 1.2mm and weight 2.1g.

Reference: Williamson Volume 1: page 241 Gloucestershire: 16-17

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 1660
Date to: Exactly AD 1660

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 2.1 g
Diameter: 20.7 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Patrick Brown
Identified by: Dr Patrick Brown

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: English
Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: Indistinct
Reverse description: CB with 1660 underneath
Reverse inscription: ... STOLL ...

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Brampton Abbotts

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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

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