WMID-5C7AC8: Medieval to Post medieval: Complete unifaced lead token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: WMID-5C7AC8

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A complete lead or lead alloy unifaced token, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1700).

The token is circular and flat. The obverse design is a long cross with an inward pointing chevron in each quarter (Powell type 14). The reverse is undecorated.

The token has a diameter of 17.2 mm and is 2.8 mm thick. It weighs 3.6 g.

The token is an off white, light grey colour, with an even surface patina.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.8 mm
Weight: 3.6 g
Diameter: 17.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token penny
Obverse description: Long cross with an inward pointing chevron in each quarter. Powell type 14
Obverse inscription: -
Reverse description: -
Reverse inscription: -
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
Parish or ward: Swynnerton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ8541
Four figure Latitude: 52.9661488
Four figure longitude: -2.22477886
1:25K map: SJ8541
1:10K map: SJ84SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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