BH-37130B: Medieval jetton of French origin

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JETTON

Unique ID: BH-37130B

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An incomplete copper-alloy French jetton dating to the Medieval period (probably c. AD 1418 to 1437). The obverse depicts the Shield of France with a small couronelle above and three pellets each side with a fictitious legend. The reverse depicts a triple stranded straight cross fleuretty in a four arched tressure. Probably mint of Paris. Similar to Mitchener p. 193, no. 531.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1418
Date to: Circa AD 1437

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.47 g
Diameter: 26 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st April 2018 - Thursday 31st May 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Matthew Fittock
Identified by: Mr Matthew Fittock

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: French
Group: France Modern
Type: (M440-459, 521-531a, 565-566, 579) - Unknown: 1385 -1488
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Shield of France with a small couronelle above and three pellets each side
Reverse description: Triple stranded straight cross fleuretty in a four arched tressure
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Chiltern (District)
Parish or ward: Chenies (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ0298
Four figure Latitude: 51.67152299
Four figure longitude: -0.52639001
1:25K map: TQ0298
1:10K map: TQ09NW
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: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Recording Institution: BH
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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