ASHM-EDF763:

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TOKEN

Unique ID: ASHM-EDF763

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete but worn lead alloy token or tally of post-medieval date. The token has one one side a six-petalled flower with pellets between each petal. On the opposing side the token is split into three sections; at the top, a line with the number 17 above it; in the centre large initials I D or possibly I B, and at the bottom a line with indeterminable markings (probably two numbers) below. In the late 17th and early 18th century some lead tokens bear their date of manufacture as well as the initials (and suggestion of occupation) of the issuer. The flower design has been suggested to be a play on words and may actually be related to the milling of flour. It is possible that these tokens were a form of payment and advertising, similar to the function of trade tokens of the later 17th century. They appear with a wide variety of designs.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Undergoing further examination at a museum

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 3.5 g
Diameter: 23.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2007 - Monday 31st December 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Alison Pollard
Identified by: Dr. John Naylor
Secondary identifier: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: ASHMBD224

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
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: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
To be known as: Childrey

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ASHM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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