DOR-7DC057: Post Medieval token

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Unique ID: DOR-7DC057

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A copper alloy farthing token issued in Dorchester for the use of the poor.
Obverse: A DORCHESTER FARTHING - around HD 1669
Reverse: THE ARMES OF DORCHESTER -a castle of five towers with the royal arms.
Reference: Boyne/Williamson, Volume I, Dorset No.3
Date: Post Medieval - 1669
Diameter: 21.57 mm
Weight: 2.11 g
Die axis: 12

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1669
Date to: Exactly AD 1669

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.11 g
Diameter: 21.57 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 017588

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: Other
Group: Other
Type: Other
Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: Letters HD above 1669
Obverse inscription: A DORCHESTER FARTHING
Reverse description: A castle of five towers, the Royal Arms, a rose on each of the front towers
Reverse inscription: THE ARMES OF DORCHESTER
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Minterne Magna (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST6205
Four figure Latitude: 50.84326763
Four figure longitude: -2.54108325
1:25K map: ST6205
1:10K map: ST60NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: DOR
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Updated: 29 days ago

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