BUC-0B8D2B: Medieval jetton

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Unique ID: BUC-0B8D2B

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A medieval copper alloy pictorial issue jetton, dating to c 1345-1355. The obverse has a star un crescent, with strokes and pellets in the border. The reverse is a long cross patonce, with five pellets in each quarter. Mitchiner 1988, page 117, numbers 245-246.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1345
Date to: Circa AD 1355

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.4 mm
Width: 21.2 mm
Weight: 3.46 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 25th October 2018

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4871

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: English
Group: Mid to late 14th Century
Type: Not further defined - Unknown: c. 1350 - c. 1380
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Star in crescent: border, strokes and pellets
Reverse description: Long cross patonce, 5-pellet clusters in each quarter, border, pellets

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Castlethorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8043
Four figure Latitude: 52.07958892
Four figure longitude: -0.83403465
1:25K map: SP8043
1:10K map: SP84SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date find submitted for recording
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Mitchiner, M. 1988 Jetons, Medalets and Tokens: The Medieval Period and Nuremberg London Hawkins Publications page 117, numbers 245-246.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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