LON-93581F: A complete English Post-Medieval copper-alloy farthing trade token issued by Samuell Griffeth in Fleet lane, dating to AD 1648-1674. Williamson (1889:600 no.1059)

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A complete English Post-Medieval copper-alloy farthing trade token issued by Samuell Griffeth in Fleet lane, dating to AD 1648-1674. Williamson (1889:600 no.1059)

Obverse: SAMVELL . GRIFFETH = King's head crowned, full face.

Reverse: IN . FLEET . LANE = S . G

Dimensions: diameter: 15.71mm; weight: 0.56g.

Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1889. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol. I. Elliot Stock: London.

Copper alloy trade tokens were first struck in 1648. In 1656 half penny tokens were introduced. 1674 by Royal decree production of trade tokens ceased. Pers comm Verity Anthony

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1648
Date to: Circa AD 1674

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.56 g
Diameter: 15.71 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Wyatt
Identified by: Mr Stuart Wyatt

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: King's head crowned, full face. Reverse:
Obverse inscription: SAMVELL . GRIFFETH
Reverse description: S . G in field
Reverse inscription: IN . FLEET . LANE
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Parish or ward: St. Katharine's and Wapping (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3480
Four figure Latitude: 51.50305749
Four figure longitude: -0.07075664
1:25K map: TQ3480
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

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