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Unique ID: LON-DB3737
Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete English Post-Medieval copper-alloy farthing trade token dating from AD 1648-1674. Williamson (1891:826 178).
Obverse: AT . THE . WORLDS . END = Three men holding astronomical instruments, around a globe
Reverse: AT . SHADWELL . DOCKE = L . S . E
Dimensions: diameter: 14.90mm; weight: 0.57g.
Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1891. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol II. Elliot Stock: London.
Copper alloy trade tokens were first struck in 1648. In 1656 half penny tokens were introduced. 1674 by Royal decree production of trade tokens ceased. Pers comm Verity Anthony
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 0.57 g
Diameter: 14.9 mm
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Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: Three men holding astronomical instruments, around a globe Reverse:
Obverse inscription: AT . THE . WORLDS . END
Reverse description: L . S . E in field
Reverse inscription: AT . SHADWELL . DOCKE
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
4 Figure: TQ3680
Four figure Latitude: 51.50258022
Four figure longitude: -0.04195915
1:25K map: TQ3680
1:10K map: TQ38SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
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