CAM-273CCC: Medieval lead bifacial token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: CAM-273CCC

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval moulded bifacial lead token dating from the 13th to 15th centuries AD. This token weighs 6.54g, has a diameter of 20.6mm and maximum thickness of 3.3mm. The design on both sides of the artefact are formed in relief. One side shows a star formed of four lines, which all intersect at the mid-point. The other motif is uncertain but probably shows an arched crown. It is quite common for this type of token to have crudely depicted motifs.

See Fletcher, E., 2003. Tokens and Tallies Through the Ages Witham, Essex : Greenlight Publishing pp.28-38.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.3 mm
Weight: 6.54 g
Diameter: 20.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st September 2017 - Friday 1st September 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Fulbourn (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL5354
Four figure Latitude: 52.16306941
Four figure longitude: 0.23547271
1:25K map: TL5354
1:10K map: TL55SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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: CAM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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