HESH-97952B: Post Medieval: Token

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Unique ID: HESH-97952B

Object type certainty: Certain
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Lead alloy bi-face token later medieval - post medieval 1400-1650

The token is a light grey colour with a silver like corrosion product which maybe tin / white metal coating - or differential corrosion products from the soil. The front face is decorated with an irregular shape formed of angular lines. In form it is D shaped with a triangular projection from the front edge creating an irregular "bow tie" shape. A horizontal line divides the design. The reverse face is decorated with two diagonal lines which might be flags or possibly a bunch of keys. The token is a light grey colour with a powdery granular surface.

Measurements: 18.5mm diameter, 2.7mm thick and weighs 3.98 grams.

Class: Bi-Face

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.7 mm
Weight: 3.98 g
Diameter: 18.5 mm

Personal details

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Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Numismatic data

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Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Little Birch (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO5131
Four figure Latitude: 51.97529447
Four figure longitude: -2.71476017
1:25K map: SO5131
1:10K map: SO53SW
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
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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