HAMP-AA6CD5: Post-medieval token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: HAMP-AA6CD5

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete post-medieval (1500-1800) lead alloy token with a raised eight-spoke design on one face and a raised letter T on the other (Powell Type 2 or 3). It measures 16.6mm in max.diameter and weighs 1.98g.

Notes:

Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely. Those carrying initials are generally deemed to be post-Medieval in date (1500-1850), those which seem to mimic Medieval penny designs are deemed to be Medieval, the remainder which carry stylised designs remain difficult to date but the majority are probably post-Medieval in date c. 1500-1850.

The Powell classification system, in which there are over 30 categories, attempts to classify these leaden tokens according to the designs featured on each face, but it does not assign any dating information to the design typology.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.98 g
Diameter: 16.6 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 708

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Jetton/ token data

Class: Other
Group: Other
Type: Other
Denomination: Token penny
Obverse description: Raised eight-spoke design.
Reverse description: Raised letter T.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
To be known as: Alderholt

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 7 days ago
Updated: 7 days ago

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