IOW-2B99DC: Post-Medieval: Token Farthing of the Borough of Newbury

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Unique ID: IOW-2B99DC

Object type certainty: Probably
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A complete and worn post-Medieval copper-alloy token farthing of the Borough of Newbury, dated 1657 on token. Williamson 1889: Berkshire (28, ref: 51).

Obverse: BOROVGH . OF . NEWBRY; A castle, the battlements having three raised portions.

Reverse: IN . COVNTY . OF . BERKS; . B. N. 1657

Diameter: 15.7mm. Weight: 0.88g. DA=12:6.

As SUR-2E0FA7; SUR-BCCAAC and WILT-940C80.

Williamson, G.C., 1967 Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century London: Seaby Ltd

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: Exactly AD 1657
Date to: Exactly AD 1657

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.88 g
Diameter: 15.7 mm

Discovery dates

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

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-7-252

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: Other
Group: Other
Type: Other
Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: A castle, the battlements having three raised portions
Obverse inscription: BOROVGH . OF . NEWBRY
Reverse description: . B. N. 1657
Reverse inscription: IN . COVNTY . OF . BERKS
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

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Williamson, G.C. 1967 Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century London Seaby Ltd 28, ref: 51

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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