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SF-802BBA: Medieval English jetton of the King's Wardrobe Type.

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JETTON

Unique ID: SF-802BBA

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy Medieval English jetton of the King's Wardrobe Type, dating to AD 1344-1400. Obverse depicting rampant lion within 6-arched tressure surrounded by a beaded line; legend formed by a sequence of symbols and unclear letters. Reverse depicting a small rosette, surrounded by four small rampant lions and four alternate and equally spaced fleur de lis, all within a double ornamental tressures and a beaded circle; the legend reads RIAI/MM/MRR/[...].

No exact parallel in Mitchiner but it could be a variant of the Type (1988, p. 118). See similar example on PAS database: BERK-002211.

Class: King's Wardrobe Type

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1344
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.71 mm
Weight: 4.78 g
Diameter: 29.87 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 16th June 2017

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: EKE 069
Other reference: Finder's reference SS16 141

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: English
Group: Late Wardrobe
Type: 1E Lion rampant (M254-255a) - Unknown: c. 1350 - c. 1400
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Rampant lion within 6-arched tressure surrounded by a beaded line.
Obverse inscription: Sequence of symbols and unclear letters
Reverse description: Small rosette, surrounded by four small rampant lions and four alternate and equally spaced fleur de lis, all within a double ornamental tressures and a beaded circle
Reverse inscription: RIAI/MM/MRR/[...].
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Eyke

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: SF
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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