LON-C10820: A complete Post-Medieval copper-alloy half penny trade token, issued by William Reade in Milton near Graves End dating from AD 1666. Williamson (1889:377, no.422)

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A complete Post-Medieval copper-alloy half penny trade token, issued by William Reade in Milton near Gravesend dating from AD 1666. Williamson (1889:377, no.422)

Obverse: WILLIAM . READE . IN . MILTON = The Pewterers' Arms

Reverse: NEERE . GRAVES . END . 1666 = HIS HALFE PENY

Dimensions: diameter: 18.59mm; weight: 1.22g.

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 1666
Date to: Circa AD 1666

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.22 g
Diameter: 18.59 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 halfpenny
Obverse description: The Pewterers' Arms in field
Obverse inscription: WILLIAM . READE . IN . MILTON =
Reverse description: HIS HALFE PENY in field
Reverse inscription: NEERE . GRAVES . END . 1666
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Millwall (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3878
Four figure Latitude: 51.48412374
Four figure longitude: -0.01394376
1:25K map: TQ3878
1:10K map: TQ37NE
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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