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TOKEN

Unique ID: NMS-CAEBA3

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post medieval copper alloy farthing token issued by Nicholas Shepherd of Saxmundham. Obv: NICHOLAS . SHEPHERD - The draper's arms Rev: IN . SAXMVNDHAM - S/NM Williamson 1967, 1097, no.288.

Farthing trade tokens were first issued in 1648 as a response to the shortage of small change, with halfpenny tokens being issued later. They were finally suppressed by Royal Authority in 1674.

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 1648
Date to: Circa AD 1674

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1 g
Diameter: 16.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 2nd November 2018 - Friday 2nd November 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Julie Shoemark
Identified by: Miss Julie Shoemark

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 49071
Other reference: NHRG122018

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: Not further defined
Group: Not further defined
Type: Unknown
Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: Initials N S M arranged in triangle
Obverse inscription: NICHOLAS SHEPHERD
Reverse description: Draper's arms
Reverse inscription: IN SAXMVNDHAM DRAPER
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Broadland (District)
Parish or ward: Marsham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG1924
Four figure Latitude: 52.76916281
Four figure longitude: 1.24492329
1:25K map: TG1924
1:10K map: TG12SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 5 days ago
Updated: 5 days ago

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