IOW-4ACD5B: Post-Medieval Lead Token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: IOW-4ACD5B

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete post-Medieval lead alloy circular double-sided token (c. 1500-c. 1850). Powell Type 10.

The token has raised bust facing right on one side. The other side may have a dsign but it is worn and unclear. Each side has a raised rim.

This token is brownish buff.

Diameter: 20.3mm. Weight: 7.58g.

Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely. Those carrying initials are generally deemed to be post-Medieval in date (1500-1850), those which seem to mimic Medieval penny designs are deemed to be Medieval, the remainder which carry stylised designs remain difficult to date but the majority are probably post-Medieval in date c. 1500-1850.

The Powell classification system, in which there are over 30 categories, attempts to classify these leaden tokens according to the designs featured on each face, but it does not assign any dating information to the design typology.

Powell, D. Leaden Tokens Telegraph Newsletter. Issue Sixteen.

Class: Double-sided

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.58 g
Diameter: 20.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 25th March 2018 - Sunday 25th March 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: IOW2018-8-45

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

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 1 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: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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