DEV-313787: Medieval copper alloy jetton stirling bust type

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Unique ID: DEV-313787

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A Medieval copper alloy English Jetton, probably dating to c. AD 1280-1340. Sterling and allied series. Obverse depicting lion rampant with an outer circle of pellets. Reverse depicting a short cross moline with pellets in each quarter within an outer circle of pellets. Mernick 4g.5 (Reverse 6).

There is a drilled depression in the centre of the obverse.

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: 2.07 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019352

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: Lion rampant, outer circle of pellets
Obverse inscription: None
Reverse description: Cross moline with pellet in each quarter, outer circle of pellets
Reverse inscription: None
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Ilminster (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST3714
Four figure Latitude: 50.92200241
Four figure longitude: -2.8976755
1:25K map: ST3714
1:10K map: ST31SE
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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Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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