KENT-4C9A69: Masonic Condor Token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: KENT-4C9A69

Object type certainty: Certain
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A heavily worn copper alloy post-medieval masonic themed 'condor' halfpenny token, issued in AD 1790 by the Black Horse public house on Tower Hill. Middlesex 370a.

Obverse : The Free Masons' arms, supporters and crest, no inner circle. Legend: (commencing at the left) 'PRINCE OF WALES ELECTED G.M. x 24 NOV. 1790'. Reverse: Within a triangle a cupid or genius of Masonry, seated on a cloud, the right arm raised with the forefinger pointing upward, and the left resting on a plumb rule ; on the ground a maul and trowel. In the apex of the triangle is an eye, with rays proceeding from it and extending to the cupid's arms ; in the right-hand corner are the square and encompassed in the left a book; along outside the triangle: [WISDOM STRENGT H & BEAUTY]. Legend: '[SIT LVX ET LUX FUI]'

Measurements: 28.78mm in diameter, 2.34mm thick and 8.57g in weight.

Class: Condor

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1790
Date to: Exactly AD 1790

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.34 mm
Weight: 8.57 g
Diameter: 28.78 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: Other
Group: Other
Denomination: Token halfpenny
Obverse description: The Free Masons' arms, supporters and crest, no inner circle
Obverse inscription: (commencing at the left) [PRINCE OF WALES ELECTED G.M. x 24 NOV. 1790]
Reverse description: Within a triangle a cupid or genius of Masonry, seated on a cloud, the right arm raised with the forefinger pointing upward, and the left resting on a plumb rule ; on the ground a maul and trowel. In the apex of the triangle is an eye, with rays proceeding from it and extending to the cupid's arms ; in the right-hand corner are the square and encompassed in the left a book; along outside the triangle: [WISDOM STRENGTH & BEAUTY]
Reverse inscription: [SIT LVX ET LUX FUI]
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Gravesham (District)
Parish or ward: Meopham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ6565
Four figure Latitude: 51.36010791
Four figure longitude: 0.36852855
1:25K map: TQ6565
1:10K map: TQ66NE
What3Words: issue.gasp.proper
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: Monday 16th October 2017
Updated: Monday 16th October 2017

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