SOM-60C823: Post-medieval token: farthing of Richard Watton of Devizes

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Unique ID: SOM-60C823

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post-medieval copper alloy farthing trade token of Richard Watton of Devizes, Wiltshire, dating to the period AD 1648-1672. The issuer was Mayor in Devizes for several years. Williamson (1967:1236), Wiltshire 80.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.76 g
Diameter: 16.2 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 19818

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: R W, dots flanking a flower above and beneath the letters
Obverse inscription: RICHAR[D . W]OT[TEN]
Reverse description: R W, dots flanking a flower above and beneath the letters
Reverse inscription: GR[OCER] IN [DEV]I[S]ES
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Castleton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST6217
Four figure Latitude: 50.95117155
Four figure longitude: -2.54233576
1:25K map: ST6217
1:10K map: ST61NW
Grid reference source: From finder
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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