SOM-834BE2: A post-medieval copper-alloy 17th century trade token farthing issued by the city of Wells

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Unique ID: SOM-834BE2

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A post-medieval copper-alloy 17th century trade token farthing issued by the city of Wells in Somerset, Williamson Somerset 300, dating to 1657. Ref: Williamson (1891, 993).

Class: Williamson Somerset 300

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 1657
Date to: Exactly AD 1657

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.9 g
Diameter: 18.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 4th December 2018 - Monday 4th March 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 018354

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: Arms in a tree in base three wells (two and one)
Obverse inscription: CITIE OF WELLS IN THE
Reverse description: C.W.//1657
Reverse inscription: COVNTY OF SVMMERSET
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Misterton 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
Boyne, W. and Williamson, G.C. 1889 Trade Tokens issued in the Seventeenth Century in England, Wales, and Ireland London

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Audit data

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

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