PUBLIC-0B3737: Elizabeth I 1574 token obverse

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-0B3737

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A worn lead-alloy medieval token or 'medalet' of Elizabeth I, probably dating c. AD 1574. The obverse depicts a double-headed eagle with wings outstretched, no legend and rimmed by a beaded border; the reverse depicts a crowned Tudor rose with 'GOD SAVE THE QVEN' (N reverse barred) around the outer edge and an E and an R at either side of the rose, similar border to the obverse except finer possibly mimicking milled coinage.

According to North (1991, 140), it is likely that rather than being used as tokens, these objects were probably used as political medalets or counters (North 1991, 140). Despite not being a coin this token type has been designated as type 2062 by North (1991 Vol II, p. 140).

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 1574
Date to: Circa AD 1574

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 3.31 g
Diameter: 21.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 23rd December 2018

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Denomination: lead/pewter token
Obverse description: Double-headed eagle with wings outstretched
Reverse description: Crowned rose flanked by E and R
Reverse inscription: GOD SAVE THE QVEN //E//R//
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Mole Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Bookham South (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ1253
Four figure Latitude: 51.26516247
Four figure longitude: -0.39608533
1:25K map: TQ1253
1:10K map: TQ15SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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