YORYM-9C96B9: Post-Medieval : Trade Token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: YORYM-9C96B9

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete and worn copper-alloy halfpenny trade token of an uncertain issuer dating to the period AD 1648 - 1673.

Trade tokens were issued between 1648 and 1673 at a time when there was little low denomination coinage being issued by the crown. As a result traders and business proprietors began issuing tokens as an alternate coinage with equivalent denominations of a farthing, half penny or penny. Such trade tokens rarely travel far from their place of issue and provide a wonderful insight to the trade of the time.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1648
Date to: Circa AD 1673

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.9 g
Diameter: 20.4 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05278

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token halfpenny
Obverse description: Illegible
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Illegible
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
To be known as: North Yorkshire

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: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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