IOW-88A709: Post-Medieval: Token Farthing issued by the Corporation of Newport, Isle of Wight

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Unique ID: IOW-88A709

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete and corroded post-Medieval copper-alloy token farthing issued by the Corporation of Newport, Isle of Wight. Dated 1664 on token. Williamson: Hampshire (265, ref: 96).

Obverse: NEW/PORT IN/THE ISLE/OF WIGHT/1664.

Reverse: Sailing ship in full sail left.

Diameter: 14.0mm. Weight: 0.41g. DA=12:12.

Williamson, G.C., 1967 Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century London: Seaby Ltd.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1664
Date to: Exactly AD 1664

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.41 g
Diameter: 14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 28th January 2018 - Sunday 28th January 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-7-24

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: Other
Group: Other
Type: Other
Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: NEW/PORT IN/THE ISLE/OF WIGHT/1664
Reverse description: Sailing ship in full sail left
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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