BERK-5B7230: Medieval jetton: French jetton

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JETTON

Unique ID: BERK-5B7230

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn and corroded copper alloy French jetton, dating to the period AD 1488-1497. Four lis in lozenge type with inscription VIVE LE ROI VIVE LE ROI VIVE (Long Live the King, twice). Mint of Tournai or Paris. The flan is dished. Mitchiner (1988) nos. 584-600.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1488
Date to: Circa AD 1497

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 5.5 g
Diameter: 25.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 19th February 2017

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2016.890

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: French
Group: Four lis in lozenge
Type: (M584-600) - Unknown: 1488-1497
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Four fleurs de lys in a lozenge
Obverse inscription: VIVE . LE.ROI * LE ROI . VIE +
Reverse description: Cross patty feuilly spray.
Reverse inscription: [GETTES BIEN PAIES BIEN]
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Northmoor (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4203
Four figure Latitude: 51.72415476
Four figure longitude: -1.39335167
1:25K map: SP4203
1:10K map: SP40SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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