DENO-2D8F27: Medieval English Jetton

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Unique ID: DENO-2D8F27

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A complete copper alloy jetton of Medieval date (c AD 1280-1340). The obverse depicts a rampant lion set within central roundel border, consisting of small pellets. The outer border is comprised of alternating pellets and crosses.The reverse depicts a long cross moline, with pellets occupying the quarters. The outer border is made up of small pellets. The jetton is worn and part of it is covered in green corrosion product.

The combination of the obverse (Mernick 4g.9.7) and reverse (Mernick 4g.6.7) appears to be a variant of the known typology.

The style of the jetton is a Lion Rampant (Berry Type 4), a sub-class of Sterling and Allied Issues in production from AD 1280-1340, common in the reigns of Edward I (1272-1307), Edward II (1307-1327) and Edward III (1327-1377).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1280
Date to: Circa AD 1340

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.9 g
Diameter: 17.27 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 23rd September 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Phil Hughes
Identified by: Mr Phil Hughes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: DERBY E8650

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: English
Group: Sterling/allied
Type: 4 Lion rampant (inc. in shield) (M190, 201-205, 208-211, 242) - Unknown: c. 1280 - c. 1340
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Rampant lion left
Reverse description: Long-cross moline, pellets in quarters, pelleted border
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Perlethorpe cum Budby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6571
Four figure Latitude: 53.23206874
Four figure longitude: -1.02769064
1:25K map: SK6571
1:10K map: SK67SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 3 months ago

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