KENT-57A534: Lead uniface token

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Unique ID: KENT-57A534

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A worn lead-alloy unifaced token of the Late Medieval to Early Modern period, dating to AD1400 - AD 1900.

Description: The token is roughly circular. The token was intended to be uniface but the design is not clear due to poor casting, leaving a possible letter 'T' with two raised blotches. The token is not flat due to warping. It is a mid grey colour and very worn leaving the design indistinct.

Measurements: 19.31mm in diameter, 3.47mm thick and 6.24g in weight.

Discussion: Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely. Those carrying initials are generally deemed to be post-Medieval in date (1500-1850), those which seem to mimic Medieval penny designs are deemed to be Medieval, the remainder which carry stylised designs remain difficult to date but the majority are probably post-Medieval in date c. 1500-1850.

The Powell classification system, in which there are over 30 categories, attempts to classify these leaden tokens according to the designs featured on each face, but it does not assign any chronology.

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Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.47 mm
Weight: 6.24 g
Diameter: 19.31 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Floral
Completeness: Complete

Numismatic data

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
Parish or ward: Little Chart (Civil Parish)

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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