SOM-ACB19C: Medieval jetton of Tournai

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Unique ID: SOM-ACB19C

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Medieval copper alloy (late) Tournai stock jetton dating to c AD 1415-1497 of crown / triple stranded straight cross fleuretty type issued by Pierar Durar. The moneyer Pierar Durar may have come from Leiden in the Netherlands.

Diameter: 28.6 mm; Thickness: 1.9 mm; Weight: 5.26 g

Most published jettons of Pierer Durar are of the France Modern type (Mitchiner 1988, 216; nos 621, 622; Mernick and Algar 2001, 240; no. 193). Mernick and Algar (2001, 240) describe a crown type which differs from this example in its details; no Durar jettons published by Thomas and Labrot (1996) are identical either.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1415
Date to: Circa AD 1497

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 5.26 g
Diameter: 28.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2019 - Wednesday 15th May 2019

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 018499

Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: Tournai (late)
Group: Crown
Type: (M621-622) - Pierar Durar: c. 1415 - c. 1497
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Crown with three short rectangles across the front
Obverse inscription: + PIERAR lis DVRAR . AVIR
Reverse description: Triple stranded cross fluretty in a double tressure of four arches with fluers on the inner points and six petalled flowers flanked by six pointed stars in the spandrels
Reverse inscription: None
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Spatial metadata

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

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

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