WREX-A920C9: Copper alloy trade token of HENRY WILLIAMS Chester 1667

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Unique ID: WREX-A920C9

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy trade token dating 1667. Obverse has the ironmonger's arms at the centre with the legend HENRY WILLIAMS. Reverse has the lettering HIS 1D at the centre with a flower motif either side of the 1. The legend reads IN CHESTER 1667.

Dia: 18.68mm; weight: 2.1g

Reference: Williamson, G.C., 1889, Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century, p.88, no. 38.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1667
Date to: Exactly AD 1667

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.1 g
Diameter: 18.68 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 23rd January 2018 - Tuesday 20th February 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Susie White
Identified by: Dr Susie White

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Wrexham museum entry receipt 1265

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Class: English
Group: Not further defined
Denomination: Token penny
Obverse description: Ironmonger Arms
Obverse inscription: HENRY WILLIAMS
Reverse description: HIS 1D
Reverse inscription: 1667 IN CHESTER
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Handbridge

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting.

References cited

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Updated: 7 months ago

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