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    • Denomination:lead/pewter token
    • Ruler:Elizabeth I of England

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Record ID: IOW-5EAA97
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A post-Medieval lead alloy cut token or 'medalet' of Elizabeth I, probably dating c. 1574 (North 1991:140, ref: 2063). Obverse: No legend; Double-headed eagle within a beaded border. Reverse: B[EATI REGIN]A; Crowned rose all within a beaded border. Diameter: 20.3mm; width: 9.8mm. Weight: 1.30g. DA=12:11. 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. Despite not being a coin this token type has been designated as type 2063 by North (1991 Vol II, p. 140). For a mor…
Created on: Friday 28th June 2019
Last updated: Saturday 29th June 2019
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Record ID: PUBLIC-0B3737
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
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A worn lead-alloy medieval token or 'medalet' of Elizabeth I, probably dating c. AD 1574. The obverse depicts a double-headed eagle with wings outstretched, no legend and rimmed by a beaded border; the reverse depicts a crowned Tudor rose with 'GOD SAVE THE QVEN' (N reverse barred) around the outer edge and an E and an R at either side of the rose, similar border to the obverse except finer possibly mimicking milled coinage. 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 1…
Created on: Monday 24th December 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th February 2020
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Record ID: KENT-AF2C0C
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A slightly worn and patinated Post-Medieval pewter/lead-alloy token, dating AD 1575-1600. North 1991, pg140, No. 2062. Measurements: Diameter: 20.51mmThickness: 1.1mm, Weight: 3.21g, Discussion: 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). Despite not being a coin this token type has been designated as no. 2062 by North (1991, 140).
Created on: Monday 19th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th October 2019
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Record ID: KENT-A2CC1C
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A worn and corroded Post-Medieval pewter/lead-alloy token, dating AD 1575-1600, known as a 'Lyon counter'. The obverse depicts the standard lyon token obverse of a rampant lion within a circular banner, surmounted by a crown. Within the banner is the inscription HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, though the QUI is obscured by the crown. A foliate design borders the central image with pellets running around the edge.This phrase is an Anglo-Norman maxim which rather means, "Shame on whomsoever would think badly of it".A foliate design borders the central image with pellets running around the ed…
Created on: Friday 22nd April 2016
Last updated: Friday 29th April 2016
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Record ID: KENT-4BAE62
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A pewter post-medieval token or 'medalet' of Elizabeth I, probably dating c. AD 1574. The obverse depicts a double-headed eagle or aquila design with no legend and rimmed by a beaded border; the reverse depicts a crowned rose with 'GOD SAVE THE QVEN' around the outer edge and an E and an R at either side of the rose, has similar border to the obverse except finer possibly mimicking milled coinage. Detail is fairly sharp although somewhat obscured by poor production, object is a very dark brown/black colour. According to North (1991, 140), it is likely that rather than being used as…
Created on: Thursday 12th November 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 30th October 2019
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Record ID: PUBLIC-CC57F9
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn lead-alloy post-medieval token or 'medalet' of Elizabeth I, probably dating c. AD 1574. The obverse depicts a double-headed eagle or aquila design with no legend and rimmed by a beaded border; the reverse depicts a crowned rose with 'GOD SAVE THE QVEN' around the outer edge and an E and an R at either side of the rose, has similar border to the obverse except finer possibly mimicking milled coinage. The token is a grey off-white. According to North (1991, 140), it is likely that rather than being used as tokens, these objects were probably used as political medalets or count…
Created on: Monday 1st June 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 30th October 2019
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Record ID: KENT-72A452
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn and abraded Post-Medieval pewter/lead-alloy 'Lyon counter' token, dating AD 1575-1600. North 1991, pg140, No.2062.The circumferential edge from 12-4 o'clock on the obverse has been damaged with irregular breaks and the lower part of the token as been broken away. 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). Despite not being a coin this token type has been designated as no. 2062 by North (1991, 140).
Created on: Thursday 28th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 30th October 2019
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Record ID: WMID-5A5EFD
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, pewter, Token of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 - AD 1603), possibly dating to the period AD 1574 - AD 1600. Reverse shows a crowned shield, with possible lion rampant, flanked by a pillar topped with a trefoil design on either side of the shield, there is possibly floral spray around the outside of the decoration but this is unclear. The Obverse is difficult to make out due to wear. The legends are illegible. Possible 'Lyon' Series. Possibly North vol 2, p 140, no 2064. Diameter: 19.3 mm Thickness: 1.9 mm Weight: 2.0 g Other examples of this type of token have been recorded…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Last updated: Monday 27th July 2015
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Record ID: SUR-68EE72
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead biface token from the reign of Elizabeth I. North 2062.. Side 1: An heraldic rose [GOD SAVE THE QVENE] ER Side 2: A two headed eagle
Created on: Sunday 22nd June 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 30th October 2019
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