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PUBLIC-1CDAD7: post medieval token front and back

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TOKEN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-1CDAD7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete,  abraded and bent post-medieval lead alloy token or medalet. Dating to the periodAD 1575-1600. North (1991, 140), No. 2062.

Obverse: Double-headed eagle. Reverse: Crowned Rose. Legend: [+GOD.SAVE.THE] QV[EN ]

Measurements: Diameter 19.79 mm Thickness 1.07 mm weight 2.8 g. North 140, no. 2063. Mint probably London. c.1574.

According to North (1991, 140), it is likely that rather than being used as tokens, these objects were probably used as political medalets or counters (North 1991, 140) during the reign of elizabeth I. Despite not being a coin this token type has been designated as no. 2062 by North (1991, 140).

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 1575
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.07 mm
Weight: 2.8 g
Diameter: 19.79 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd February 2020

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Materials and construction

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

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
Parish or ward: Tenterden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8731
Four figure Latitude: 51.0479063
Four figure longitude: 0.66646678
1:25K map: TQ8731
1:10K map: TQ83SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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