WMID-8CE165: Medieval to Post Medieval: Unifaced token

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TOKEN

Unique ID: WMID-8CE165

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete lead or lead alloy unifaced token, of Late Medieval to Early Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1700).

The token is circular, and flat, with the remains of the casting sprue present at the top. The obverse design consists of three intersecting lines creating six segments (Powell type 3). No design is present on the reverse.

The token has a diameter of 15.8 mm and is 1.8 mm thick. It weighs 2.4 g.

The token is an off white, light grey colour, with an even surface patina.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 7.8 mm
Weight: 2.4 g
Diameter: 15.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st May 2019 - Friday 31st May 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Denomination: Token penny
Obverse description: Three intersecting lines creating 6 segments. Powell type 3.
Obverse inscription: -
Reverse description: Undecorated
Reverse inscription: -

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
To be known as: Stone

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 3 months ago

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