SOM-35DC37: Post medieval trade token of Susan Drake of Topsham

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Unique ID: SOM-35DC37

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A post-medieval copper-alloy 17th-century trade token farthing issued by Susan Drake of Topsham in Devon, Williamson Devon 338, dating to 1648 to 1672. Ref: Williamson (1889, 160).

Class: Williamson Devon 338

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 1672

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.77 g
Diameter: 15.4 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 018251

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: A Wyvern (drake)
Obverse inscription: SVSAN . DRAKE . OF
Reverse description: S . D with rose betweem
Reverse inscription: TOPSHAM . IN . COVN . DEVON
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: Mid Devon (District)
To be known as: Halberton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 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: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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