KENT-777D4A: jetton

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Unique ID: KENT-777D4A

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A copper-alloy medieval Anglo-Gallic jetton probably dating to the period AD 1400-1450.

Obverse 'A royal crown'. Legend +AVE.[MARIA].MATER.' with rose stops. Reverse: A highly worn faint arcuate (bowed) cross with fleur de lis terminals and roses in the quarters. Legend '+AVE.MAR[IA.GRACIA].' again with rose stops. The jetton is in good condition and mostly green in colour.

Dimensions: 26.88mm in diameter, 1.37mm thick and 3.72g in weight.

Discussion: Rob Webley comments 'This rose keeps cropping up on a number of PAS jettons which are in some way unusual, for example: SF-9C8B82, IOW-719443. The latter refers to an example in Mitchiner of the same unusual obverse - Catherine wheel - which he suggests to be Anglo-Gallic.* And I think it could well be - consider the bizarre SWYOR-3ACDF5, with those roses again.So early 15th-century and best categorised as Anglo Gallic'

Class: Anglo-Gallic

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.37 mm
Weight: 3.72 g
Diameter: 26.88 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Vikki Brereton
Identified by: Miss Vikki Brereton
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: Anglo-Gallic
Group: Anglo-Gallic
Type: (M324-329)/Not further defined - Unknown: c. 1330 - c. 1450
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: French style royal crown, legend has rose stops
Obverse inscription: +AVE.[MARIA].MATER.
Reverse description: A highly worn faint arcuate (bowed) cross with fleur de lis terminals and roses in the quarters, rose stops in the legend again
Reverse inscription: +AVE.MAR[IA.GRACIA].
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Shepway (District)
Parish or ward: Lyminge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR1540
Four figure Latitude: 51.11893097
Four figure longitude: 1.07070705
1:25K map: TR1540
1:10K map: TR14SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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