SOM-E2D06E: Medieval jetton: sterling bust series

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Unique ID: SOM-E2D06E

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Medieval copper alloy English jetton of the Sterling head series. Class 15, Mernick type 2d.3 / 43 dating to AD 1320 to 1335. Sterling bust facing / long cross moline with 3-pellet clusters in each angle; border has pellets between the curling ends of the cross which contain small dots. Weight is 1.36g, diameter 19.2mm, thickness 0.9mm.

This is similar to Mitchener (1988:103) type 142, but has pellets rather than saltires in the reverse border.

Class: Mernick type 2d.3 / 43

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1320
Date to: Circa AD 1335

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 1.36 g
Diameter: 19.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2017 - Monday 4th December 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Nonn Bound
Identified by: Mrs Nonn Bound
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 019818

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: English
Group: Sterling/allied
Type: 1 Sterling head (M86-167) - Unknown - c. 1280 - c. 1340
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Crowned bust of facing in border of pellets alternating with cinqufoils made of five pellets with gap in centre
Obverse inscription: None
Reverse description: Long cross moline with three pellets in each quarter, single pellet in border between each cross end and dots inside curls of cross end
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Muchelney Ham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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