DENO-91968B: Post medieval Nuremberg jetton

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Unique ID: DENO-91968B

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A complete post-medieval copper alloy Nuremberg jetton dating to AD c. 1500 - c. 1550. The obverse depicts the lion of St. Mark. The reverse shows the reichsapfel. The inscription is very faint, but appears garbled, suggesting an early 16th century date.

cf. Mernick and Algar 2001, p.247, fig. 259, no. 245.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.62 mm
Weight: 2.92 g
Diameter: 26.68 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st July 2016 - Wednesday 31st August 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Sian Webb
Identified by: Miss Sian Webb

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8516

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Winged lion of St. Mark with one paw raised above a gospel book. It's head is surmounted by a halo inside a ring.
Obverse inscription: NEBVE:VEDE:VBVEBVDE
Reverse description: Large orb topped by a cross within a triple arched pressure of two lines inside a ring.
Reverse inscription: VEBDV[...]VE[...]BVBSB[...]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Newark (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8056
Four figure Latitude: 53.0952203
Four figure longitude: -0.80676786
1:25K map: SK8056
1:10K map: SK85NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

  • Mernick, P. and Algar, D., 2001 Jettons or casting counters Salisbury: Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum p. 247, fig. 87 , no. 245

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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