PUBLIC-4A1C36: A post-medieval copper-alloy trade token halfpenny issued by William Nynn of Ratcliff cross, London, dating AD1648 - 1674.

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-4A1C36

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A post-medieval 17th-century copper-alloy trade token halfpenny issued by William Nunn or Nynn of Ratcliff Cross, London, Williamson London 2331 variant, dating to 1648-1672. Ref.: Williamson (1889, 708).

Dimensions: diameter: 19.72 mm; weight: 1.50 g.

This variant has the individual's name as NYNN (rather than NVNN in Williamson and Dickinson), and the variant spelling of 'penny' as 'peny', with a single 'n' on the reverse. Neither type is present in the Norweb collection. As such, this has been marked as a Find of Note.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1648
Date to: Exactly AD 1672

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.5 g
Diameter: 19.72 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 12th September 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Mike Walker
Identified by: Mr Mike Walker

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token halfpenny
Obverse description: A bell
Obverse inscription: WILLIAM . NYNN . AT . THE . B[EL]
Reverse description: Legend in four lines: HIS / HALF / PENY / W. A. N
Reverse inscription: INN . NEARE . RATLIF . CROSS, five-pointed star initial mark
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Limehouse (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3580
Four figure Latitude: 51.50281974
Four figure longitude: -0.05635779
1:25K map: TQ3580
1:10K map: TQ38SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst searching the River Thames foreshore
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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