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ESS-4C32CD: Copper alloy traders token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: ESS-4C32CD

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Copper alloy 17th century trader's token. Issuer unknown. Obverse shows initials W I D in centre with inscription around edge. Inscription is illegible. Reverse shows a shield. Other details illegible.

Notes:

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 (V. Oakden).

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 1650
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.5 g
Diameter: 14.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 9th March 2017

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: East Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Little Hadham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL4321
Four figure Latitude: 51.86925233
Four figure longitude: 0.07560856
1:25K map: TL4321
1:10K map: TL42SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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