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TOKEN

Unique ID: SOM-089877

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A post-medieval copper-alloy 17th-century trade token farthing issued by Ben Lewes at Wincanton in Somerset, Williamson Somerset 321, dating to 1667 (on token). Ref: Williamson (1891, 994).

Class: Williamson Somerset 321

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1667
Date to: Exactly AD 1667

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 17614

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: A lion rampant
Obverse inscription: BEN : LEWES . AT . YE . BLACK
Reverse description: Initials: L over B M, arranged in a triad, rosettes flanking the L and below the B M
Reverse inscription: IN . WINCANTON . 1667
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Brixton Deverill (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST8638
Four figure Latitude: 51.14109336
Four figure longitude: -2.20149757
1:25K map: ST8638
1:10K map: ST83NE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

References cited

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Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 3 days ago
Updated: 3 days ago

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