IOW-A78D09: Post-Medieval: Token Farthing issued by James Smith of Castlehold, Newport, Isle of Wight

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Unique ID: IOW-A78D09

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete and worn post-Medieval copper-alloy token farthing issued by James Smith of Castlehold, Newport, Isle of Wight, c. 1664 (Champion 1994: 22, ref. 50).

Obverse inscription: (star) IEAMES S[MITH IN]; A three turreted castle

Reverse: CASTLE HOLD NEWPORT; I E//S in field (S above I E)

Diameter: 15.1mm. Weight: 0.70g. DA=12:6.

Champion, A. F. Trade Tokens of the Isle of Wight. Privately Published.

Notes:

For a clearer example, see IOW-B3497A.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1664
Date to: Circa AD 1664

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 15.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 12th September 2018 - Wednesday 12th September 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-7-235

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: Other
Group: Other
Type: Other
Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: A three turreted castle
Obverse inscription: (star) IEAMES S[MITH IN]
Reverse description: I E//S in field (S above I E)
Reverse inscription: CASTLE HOLD NEWPORT
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 7 days ago
Updated: 4 days ago

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