DEV-4D85E7: Token

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Unique ID: DEV-4D85E7

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A Medieval to Post-Medieval lead token, of Powell type 12, probably dating to c. AD 1500-1800. The token has been stamped unifacially, the stamped face quartered by a central equal armed cross or saltire, with three chevrons in each quarter, each fitting within the preceding chevron. The design extends to the edge of the token.

Dimensions: Diameter 17mm; weight 2.4g.

Lead tokens had a wide variety of uses and were made locally; they are therefore hard to date precisely and could be Medieval or Post Medieval in date. Powell (2012: 1) notes that highly standardised designs such as this were produced in very large numbers from the late 16th century. That this design can also be found on tokens bearing initials, see for example: BUC-89CE25 on this database, may also support a Post-Medieval date.


This record was initially left unfinished and further detail has been added based on the attached images.

Class: Powell type 12

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.4 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th June 2003 - Sunday 15th June 2003

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr David Grenfell
Identified by: Mr David Grenfell
Secondary identifier: Mr Wil Partridge

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Numismatic data

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: North Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Tawstock (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SS5531
Four figure Latitude: 51.05997845
Four figure longitude: -4.07050074
1:25K map: SS5531
1:10K map: SS53SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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