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    • Object type: TOKEN
    • County: Hertfordshire

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Record ID: ESS-E8FA22
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A copper-alloy struck trader's token dating to 1656. It was produced by Richard Crisp of Clare, Suffolk. Obverse: R.C in centre of token. IN CLARE 1656 around. Reverse: WEB/STER in centre of token. RICHARD CRISP around
Created on: Monday 10th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
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Record ID: CAM-67C1EA
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Hertfordshire
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Either a single lead token, struck off centre or more likely, two lead tokens that have been fused together each flan partially off-set from the other. For the sake of this record this/these tokens will be described as two separate but now joined artefacts. The combined weight of the two flans is 5.27g and for each the visible surface is decorated with moulded curvilinear relief lines. The partial inner surfaces of the over-lapping flans have no visible decoration, although it cannot be confirmed whether these tokens were definitely uniface artefacts. One of the tokens has a flan dia…
Created on: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 5th February 2019
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Record ID: BH-543F1A
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A complete lead uniface token or weight dating from the Medieval to Post-Medieval period (c. AD 1500 to 1900). The object is disc-shaped with a single decorated face comprising a central raised pellet within a circle of smaller pellets and an outer ring of impressed slanted rectangular impressions. The reverse is undecorated. The flan is unevenly bent in several places, and several areas of the edges and decorated face are damaged or very worn. The object is a maximum of 22.5mm in diameter and 2.5mm thick. It weighs 5.73 grams. For a similar object recorded on the Portable Antiquities …
Created on: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-F2C60C
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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Medieval to post medieval lead alloy boy bishop token, 15mm in diameter with a weight of 2.12grams. The obverse depicts a mitre in a solid border with an inscription. The reverse has a long cross and pellets in each quarter with an incription mimicking a sterling penny. During medieval winter solistices it became a Christian tradition for each town to elect a Boy Bishop whom was paraded around on processions. In the processions, lead tokens were handed out to the crowd to celebrate the event. This is based on the Roman celebration 'Feast of Saturnalia' which was where society was t…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2018
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Record ID: BH-92364F
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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An incomplete lead uniface token dating from the Medieval to Post Medieval period, possibly the 18th century AD. The token is disc shaped and bent slightly with damaged edges. The obverse is decorated in relief with a depiction of a crescent moon made up of a single curved line, and six 'stars' comprised of circular knops. There are some sections of relief around the circumference of the token but what they depict is unclear. The reverse of the token is plain. The token measures 20mm in diameter, 2mm thick and weighs 4.1 grams. A token with a simialr crescent and stars design from Cam…
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: BH-C0D06C
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A complete cast Post-Medieval lead uniface token dating to the period c. AD 1500-1800 (Powell Type 7). The token is roughly disc-shaped. One surface is decorated with a crosshatched design. The other surface is plain. The object is considerably worn all over and has numerous scratches and gouges across its surfaces. The token measures 18mm in diameter, is 2.5mm thick and weighs 4.80 grams.
Created on: Thursday 9th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 9th August 2018
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Record ID: ESS-9A2135
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A lead token that dates from medieval to post-medieval. On the obverse of the Token is a flower design made up of six elongated petals. The token has a raised circumference. There are remnants of a design on the reverse but only two pellets in the centre and a straight radiused line between remains. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely.
Created on: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: ESS-999F82
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A lead token that dates from medieval to post-medieval. The token has a raised cross with a single pellet in each quarter. There is a raised circumference. There are no features on the other side. The decoration compares to Powell's type 14. The token is 20.8mm in diameter, 3.6mm thick and weighs 9.73g. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely.
Created on: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 25th September 2018
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Record ID: BH-F1EB80
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A copper-alloy token farthing of Tomas Makeris of Ashwell, Hertfordshire dating to AD 1665. Obverse: a stick of seven candles Obverse inscription: THOMAS . MACKERIS Reverse: T. E. M. within circular boarder Reverse inscription: IN . ASHWELL 1665 See Williamson 1967, p. 295, no. 2.
Created on: Monday 30th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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Record ID: BH-7ED0D2
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A complete lead token probably dating to the Post-Medieval period (c. 1500-1800). The obverse and reverse are illegible. The token measures 19mm in diameter, 2.5mm in thickness and weighs 5.1 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: BH-2FEFAD
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A complete copper-alloy trade token dating to the seventeenth century. Illegible obverse and reverse.
Created on: Wednesday 9th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2018
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Record ID: BH-2B061E
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A complete Medieval to Post-Medieval cast lead-alloy uniface token dating to the period c. AD 1250-1800 (Powell type 7). The token is flat, sub-circular and grey in colour. The upper surface is decorated with a grid design. The underside is flat and undecorated. The token measures 17mm in diameter and has a thickness of 2mm. It weighs 2.74 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 9th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd November 2018
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Record ID: BH-1DFDC8
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A copper-alloy token half penny of William Fossey of Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Dated 1667. It measures 20mm in diameter, 1mm in thickness and weighs 2.13 grams. Williamson 1967, p. 9, no. 40.
Created on: Thursday 26th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th July 2018
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Record ID: BH-E8144D
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A lead-alloy uniface token dating to the medieval or post medieval period. The token is circular in plan. Its upper surface is decorated with an integrally-cast motif in relief. The motif resembles a flower with four petals. Within each petal is a circular pellet and between each petal is a further smaller circular pellet. The underside of the token is flat and plain. The token measures 17mm in diameter and 3mm in thickness. It weighs 3.86g.
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th March 2018
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Record ID: BH-5658B9
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A lead-alloy token dating to the medieval period. The token is flat and semi-circular in plan. Its upper surface is decorated with a cross motif in relief with a pellet in relief in each of the fields created by the cross. The underside is plain. The token measures 25mm in diameter and 3mm in thickness. It weighs 3.84g.
Created on: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018
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Record ID: ESS-2F9917
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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Heavily worn traders token dating to the 17th century. The obverse features the inscription 'HIS HALF PENY' over three lines in the centre. The legend around is illegible. The reverse legend and design is also illegible. Similar tokens with the same obverse are known from database examples, with most dating to the 17th century. See SWYOR-A32611, LON-C10820, YORYM-9218BA for similar examples. Dimensions: weight: 0.8g, diameter: 19.8mm, thickness: 0.5mm Trade tokens were issued between 1648 and 1673 at a time when there was little low denomination coinage being issued by the crown. As…
Created on: Tuesday 13th February 2018
Last updated: Monday 6th August 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-CB6BB3
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MODERN
County: Hertfordshire
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Modern Cumberland Jack brass token dating from 1837/1862. (Obv date on this token is: 1849) http://www.aboutfarthings.co.uk/Hanover%20Tokens.html: "The tokens & counters that bear the words "To Hanover" (commonly known as Cumberland Jacks) are usually found with Victoria's portrait on the obverse and a figure riding a horse on the reverse (in the style of St George slaying the dragon). They were probably produced as satirical counters. The history behind these pieces is that when Victoria was crowned as Queen, she was unable to fulfil the role of King of Hanover under Salic Law,…
Created on: Thursday 8th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 6th April 2018
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Record ID: BH-08520E
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A copper-alloy trade token of Edward Crouch of Royston dating to the mid-seventeenth century AD. The obverse depicts a stick of candles with the legend EDWARD.CROUCH. The reverse depicts C over E.A. with the legend IN ROYSTON.
Created on: Thursday 18th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
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Record ID: ESS-4F2106
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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Post-medieval copper-alloy trade token farthing of a chandler from Barnet, Hertfordshire (Williamson (Hertfordshire) 28). One side shows a stick of candles and the words IOHN (John) ROTHERHAM, the reverse has a star * IN.BARNAT 1655 around the outer edge and IR in the centre of the token
Created on: Wednesday 4th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 20th April 2018
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Record ID: ESS-4CA761
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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Copper alloy 17th century trader's token. Issuer unknown. Obverse shows initials I / I E in centre with inscription around edge. Inscription is illegible. Reverse shows a shield. Other details illegible.
Created on: Wednesday 4th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 20th April 2018
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