KENT-AF2C0C: Lead garter/lyon token

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-AF2C0C

Object type certainty: Certain
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A slightly worn and patinated Post-Medieval pewter/lead-alloy 'Lyon counter' token, dating AD 1575-1600. North 1991, pg140, No.2062.

Measurements: Diameter: 20.51mmThickness: 1.1mm, Weight: 3.21g,


Discussion: According to North (1991, 140), it is likely that rather than being used as tokens, these objects were probably used as political medalets or counters (North 1991, 140). Despite not being a coin this token type has been designated as no. 2062 by North (1991, 140).

Notes:

Recorded as coin rather than token due to the type's inclusion and classifcation by North in English Hammered coinage Vol. II (1991, 140)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1575
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 3.21 g
Diameter: 20.51 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: lead/pewter token
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Lead or pewter token: Elizabeth I, c. 1574 (N 2061-4)
Obverse description: Double Headed eagle
Reverse description: Crowned rose flanked by E and R
Reverse inscription: +GOD.SAVE.THE [QVEN ]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
Parish or ward: Ash (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2858
Four figure Latitude: 51.27550232
Four figure longitude: 1.26756981
1:25K map: TR2858
1:10K map: TR25NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 12 months ago

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