SWYOR-30F958: Post Medieval Token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: SWYOR-30F958

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A post-Medieval copper alloy trader's token: a farthing of John Naylor, a grocer of Wakefield, dated 1664: Williamson no. 361 (Yorkshire). Ref: Dickinson 1986: 236.

Obverse description: A soldier on horseback,galloping left, with drawn sword.
Obverse inscription: [JO]HN NAYLOR [GROCER]
Reverse description: An inscription in three lines reading N / I M, within a beaded circle.There are single, small lozenges flanking the N and a vertical pair between the I and M.
Reverse inscription: IN [WA]K[F]EILD 64

The token has been heavily cleaned and most of the detail is now lost. It is 16.2mm in diameter and 0.8mm thick. It weighs 1.07gm.

Notes:

For reference also see Thompson and Dickinson, 1999, Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, number 49: The Norweb Collection, part IV, Wiltshire to Yorkshire, plate 29, number 6088a. Examples can also be found on the internet at reference http://www.britishfarthings.com/Tokens/17th-Century/Yorkshire/Wakefield-Yarm.html.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1664
Date to: Exactly AD 1664

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.07 g
Diameter: 16.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 18th February 2018 - Friday 18th May 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3160

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: English
Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: A soldier on horseback,galloping left, with drawn sword.
Obverse inscription: [JO]HN NAYLOR [GROCER]
Reverse description: An inscription in three lines reading N / I M, within a beaded circle.
Reverse inscription: IN [WA]K[FEILD 64
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
District: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Knottingley (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5022
Four figure Latitude: 53.69206143
Four figure longitude: -1.2442882
1:25K map: SE5022
1:10K map: SE52SW
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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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