SOM-54ADFB: Post-medieval 17th-century trade token: farthing issued by the Portreeve of Yeovil in Somerset

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Unique ID: SOM-54ADFB

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A post-medieval copper-alloy 17th-century trade token farthing issued by the Portreeve of Yeovil in Somerset, Williamson Somerset 326, dating to 1668 (on token). Ref: Williamson (1891, 995).

The token is pierced centrally by a square hole, probably made by a nail hammered through from the obverse. Possibly to cancel it.

Class: Williamson Somerset 326
Evidence of reuse: Pierced

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1668
Date to: Exactly AD 1668
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 19.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2010 - Monday 7th January 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 017844

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: 1668 with 3 flowers above and below, central flowers larger than those flanking.
Obverse inscription: MADE . BY . THE . PORTREEVE . OF
Reverse description: E R under double arched crown
Reverse inscription: THE . BORROVGH . OF . YEOVILL
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Milborne Port CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Williamson, G.C. 1967 Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century London Seaby Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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