ESS-D2CF33: Lead token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: ESS-D2CF33

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Lead token. Circular in plan, the token is decorated with a raised cross with arms that terminate in a pellet and with one pellet in each angle, all within a raised border. The reverse of the object is decorated with a raised design, possibly of a bird. Despite the medieval coin echoes in the motif, and given the realtive good survival, this token is probably 17th century in date. A similar 17th century token can be seen in Bailey, 2000, Finds Identified, page 15, figure 21.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 6.72 g
Diameter: 22.4 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Caroline McDonald
Identified by: Caroline McDonald

Other reference numbers

Other reference: ID 3865

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Uncertain
Obverse description: Long cross with a pellet in each angle
Reverse description: ?bird

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Colchester (District)
Parish or ward: Wivenhoe (Civil Parish)

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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