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TOKEN

Unique ID: SOM-0A1FD8

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A post-medieval copper-alloy 17th-century trade token farthing issued by the constables of Taunton in Somerset, Williamson Somerset 227a, dating to 1667 (on token). Ref: Williamson (1891, 987).

Class: Williamson Somerset 227a

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: Rebus: a T over a tun with a small rose flanked by pellets above the T and large roses flanking the base of the T
Obverse inscription: A TAVNTON FARTHING
Reverse description: A castle
Reverse inscription: BY . THE . CONSTABLES . 1667
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Somerton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST4828
Four figure Latitude: 51.04898196
Four figure longitude: -2.74320158
1:25K map: ST4828
1:10K map: ST42NE
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: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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