ESS-7F18A1: Post medieval lead token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: ESS-7F18A1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post Medieval C16-18th, lead-alloy uniface token. Type Powell 14b with a cross or Paul Baylis type 2 - linear cross with pellets. It is probable that the pellets within the quarters of the cross are meant to simulate the Medieval penny. The item has a worn condition, a with a silver surface. This is likely to date between 1500-1799.

Dimensions: weight: 2.7g, diameter: 16.2mm, thickness: 2.2mm

Notes:

Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely. Those carrying initials are generally deemed to be post-Medieval in date (1500-1850), those which seem to mimic Medieval penny designs are deemed to be Medieval, the remainder which carry stylised designs remain difficult to date but the majority are probably post-Medieval in date c. 1500-1850.

The Powell classification system, in which there are over 30 categories, attempts to classify these leaden tokens according to the designs featured on each face, but it does not assign any dating information to the design typology.

Powell, D. Leaden Tokens Telegraph Newsletter. Issue Sixteen.

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 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 2.7 g
Diameter: 16.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sophie Flynn
Identified by: Ms Sophie Flynn

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead 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: Essex (County)
District: Tendring (District)
Parish or ward: Ramsey and Parkeston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM2131
Four figure Latitude: 51.93360505
Four figure longitude: 1.21334918
1:25K map: TM2131
1:10K map: TM23SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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