OXON-8DD56F: Post-medieval token: Lead token

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Unique ID: OXON-8DD56F

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A worn and bent lead alloy toke dating from c. AD 1600-1800. The obverse has a pair of cross keys with pellets in the quarters formed by the cross, while the reverse has a grid pattern, sometimes interpreted as lines on a ploughed field but more likely to represent a chequer board, which could be associated with accounting or a pub called the chequers. A similar token can be seen in Powell (2015:02 Fig. 5). Similar tokens with cross keys are DENO-7DF672 , SUR-2BC207, SUR-14F342, LANCUM-10BDD5 and BH-7076F4. Reference: Powell D., 2015. Leaden Tokens Telegraph Issue 104.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 2.4 g
Diameter: 16.9 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2019.053

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Geometric
Completeness: Complete

Numismatic data

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Great Shefford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3975
Four figure Latitude: 51.4726262
Four figure longitude: -1.43988537
1:25K map: SU3975
1:10K map: SU37NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: OXON
Created: 9 days ago
Updated: 7 days ago

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