KENT-7AC9CA: Four lead Tokens

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Unique ID: KENT-7AC9CA

Object type certainty: Certain
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A group of four late Medieval to post Medieval (AD.1400-1700) cast lead tokens, found in the same location.
Top row:
A - The token is cream coloured and very worn, it has an inner ring and intersecting petal design on one face. The other face may have had a design now too worn.
Diameter: 22.09mm, thickness: 2.23mm, weight: 6.49g.
B - The token is cream coloured and very worn, it has a radiating spoke design on one face. The other face may have had a design, now too worn.
Diameter: 17.71mm, thickness: 2.4mm, weight: 4.32g.
Bottom row:
C - The token cream coloured and very worn, there appears to have been a design on at least one of the faces, this is now too badly worn.
Diameter: 22.65mm, thickness: 2.07mm, weight: 6.47g.
D - The token is grey and cream in colour, with a design on both faces. One face is quartered by crossed raised lines; there is a raised pellet in each quarter. The other face has an embossed capital E.

Diameter: 18.65mm, thickness: 2.60mm, weight: 5.07g.

Similar tokens to Token D are illustrated by Fletcher (2003, 40) who suggests most of the tokens such as this, are imitating a medieval coin, however, simply date to the 15th or 16th centuries; tho these are unifaced and token D is bi-faced.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 4
Weight: 81.1 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Mags Erwin
Identified by: Ms Mags Erwin

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Numismatic data

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Tonbridge and Malling (District)
Parish or ward: Hadlow (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ6249
Four figure Latitude: 51.21722024
Four figure longitude: 0.31822528
1:25K map: TQ6249
1:10K map: TQ64NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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