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Record ID: FAKL-BB1DDE
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead token of Medieval or Post Medieval (1300-1750) date. The token is in poor condition and, while it appears that decoration was present it is no longer possible to interpret it. Diameter 17.2mm, Thickness 1.4mm, Mass 2.40g. With some justification, Ivor Noel Hume described lead tokens as 'that least understood item in the numismatic field' (Artifacts of Colonial America, 1969, 173). He was able to quote exampes ranging in date from a piece bearing the arms of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) to one bearing a date of 1714. That said, other examples come from Medieval contexts, at Trigg Lane,…
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-BB0F64
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead unifaced token of Medieval or Post Medieval (1300-1750) date. The face bears a raised pattern depicting a standing bird, probably a peacock in front of which is a cross . The surface on the back of the token suggests that it was cast. Diameter 16.5mm, Thickness 1.4mm, Mass 2.21g. With some justification, Ivor Noel Hume described lead tokens as 'that least understood item in the numismatic field' (Artifacts of Colonial America, 1969, 173). He was able to quote exampes ranging in date from a piece bearing the arms of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) to one bearing a date of 1714. That said,…
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-BA7094
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead unifaced token of Medieval or Post Medieval (1300-1750) date. The face bears a raised pattern in the form of a cross set within ring around its edge. There is a pellet in the angle between each of the arms, a format used on Medieval coins. The surface on the back of the token suggests that it was cast. Diameter 15.7mm, Thickness 2.1mm, Mass 2.38g. With some justification, Ivor Noel Hume described lead tokens as 'that least understood item in the numismatic field' (Artifacts of Colonial America, 1969, 173). He was able to quote exampes ranging in date from a piece bearing the arms…
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-BA6262
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead unifaced token of Medieval or Post Medieval (1300-1750) date. The face bears a raised pattern in the form of a cross set within ring around its edge.. The surface on the back of the token suggests that it was cast. Diameter 15.9mm, Thickness 1.5mm, Mass 2.42g. With some justification, Ivor Noel Hume described lead tokens as 'that least understood item in the numismatic field' (Artifacts of Colonial America, 1969, 173). He was able to quote exampes ranging in date from a piece bearing the arms of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) to one bearing a date of 1714. That said, other examples come…
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-BA54B2
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead unifaced token of Medieval or Post Medieval (1300-1750) date. The face bears a raised pattern made up of three pairs of double lines crossing each other at a central pellet. The surface on the back of the token suggests that it was cast. Diameter 17.4mm, Thickness 1.1mm, Mass 1.45g. With some justification, Ivor Noel Hume described lead tokens as 'that least understood item in the numismatic field' (Artifacts of Colonial America, 1969, 173). He was able to quote exampes ranging in date from a piece bearing the arms of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) to one bearing a date of 1714. That sa…
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-8F0309
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead token of Medieval to Post Medieval date (1300-1750), the face bears, in deep relief, an incoherent pattern of large dots. The back is plain and slightly convex suggesting that it has been cast in an open mould. Diameter 17.5mm, Thickness 2.7mm, Mass 4.39g. With some justification, Ivor Noel Hume described lead tokens as 'that least understood item in the numismatic field' (Artifacts of Colonial America, 1969, 173). He was able to quote exampes ranging in date from a piece bearing the arms of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) to one bearing a date of 1714. That said, other examples come fro…
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-8EF204
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead token of Medieval to Post Medieval date (1300-1750), the face bears, in deep relief, a cross in the arms of which are set four pellets, the arrangement seen on Medieval silver coins. The back is plain and slightly convex suggesting that it has been cast in an open mould. Diameter 20.4mm, Thickness 3.6mm, Mass 7.49g. With some justification, Ivor Noel Hume described lead tokens as 'that least understood item in the numismatic field' (Artifacts of Colonial America, 1969, 173). He was able to quote exampes ranging in date from a piece bearing the arms of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) to o…
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-8ECC9E
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead token of Medieval to Post Medieval date (1300-1750), the face bears a pattern of irregular lines radiating out from the centre. The back is plain, and its smooth surface suggest that it has been finished after casting. Diameter 23.6mm, Thickness 1.9mm, Mass 7.56g. With some justification, Ivor Noel Hume described lead tokens as 'that least understood item in the numismatic field' (Artifacts of Colonial America, 1969, 173). He was able to quote exampes ranging in date from a piece bearing the arms of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) to one bearing a date of 1714. That said, other examples …
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-67854C
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead unifaced token of Medieval or Post Medieval (1300-1750) date. The face bears a five petalled flower formed by intersecting arcs, the back is flat, suggesting a rolled, not cast surface. Diameter 17.7mm, Thickness 0.9mm, Mass 1.72g. With some justification, Ivor Noel Hume described lead tokens as 'that least understood item in the numismatic field' (Artifacts of Colonial America, 1969, 173). He was able to quote exampes ranging in date from a piece bearing the arms of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) to one bearing a date of 1714. That said, other examples come from Medieval contexts, at T…
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 12th September 2018
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Record ID: DYFED-F195C4
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Carmarthenshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Thomas Newsham Halfpenny Token from Carmarthen. Obverse features the letters N T K and 3 sexfoils in centre of coin. Around the circumference of the obverse are the words IN CARMARTHEN, 1668 and another sexfoil. On the reverse of the coin are the words HIS HALF PENY in the centre, and around the circumference are the words THOMAS NEWSHAM and a sexfoil. Token is 19mm in diameter and weighs 2g. Thomas Newsham was mayor of Carmarthen in 1679. Similar Token recorded at the British Museum, Museum Number - T.5808.
Created on: Saturday 11th August 2018
Last updated: Saturday 11th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ferryside', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-30F958
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A post-Medieval copper alloy trader's token: a farthing of John Naylor, a grocer of Wakefield, dated 1664: Williamson no. 361 (Yorkshire). Ref: Dickinson 1986: 236. Obverse description: A soldier on horseback,galloping left, with drawn sword.Obverse inscription: [JO]HN NAYLOR [GROCER]Reverse description: An inscription in three lines reading N / I M, within a beaded circle.There are single, small lozenges flanking the N and a vertical pair between the I and M.Reverse inscription: IN [WA]K[F]EILD 64 The token has been heavily cleaned and most of the detail is now lost. It is 16.2mm in…
Created on: Thursday 2nd August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 15th August 2018
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Record ID: WREX-A920C9
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy trade token dating 1667. Obverse has the ironmonger's arms at the centre with the legend HENRY WILLIAMS. Reverse has the lettering HIS 1D at the centre with a flower motif either side of the 1. The legend reads IN CHESTER 1667. Dia: 18.68mm; weight: 2.1g Reference: Williamson, G.C., 1889, Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century, p.88, no. 38.
Created on: Friday 8th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Handbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ASHM-B664F5
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete but worn post-medieval copper-alloy farthing trade token, issued by Abdiah Martin of Guildford (Surrey) dated 1664. Williamson no. 114 (Surrey). Ref: Dickinson 1986:211.
Created on: Monday 9th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 9th May 2018
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Record ID: BH-C8AAE5
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A worn copper-alloy trade token dating to AD 1657. The obverse reads * HENRY * BV[...] with 1657/* at its centre. The reverse reads [...]OF SP[...] with a ligatured 'HB' at its centre.
Created on: Monday 15th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-2CB81A
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A lead or lead alloy cast circular uniface token (c. 1500-c. 1800). Powell Type 7. The token has raised hatched lines roughly forming a grid on one side.
Created on: Monday 20th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 5th September 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-F47C98
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy halfpenny Conder token of Iron Master, James Wilkinson, AD 1728-1808. Obverse shows wigged bust facing right. Obverse legend reads JOHN WILKINSON IRONMASTER. Reverse shows seated iron worker hammering metal on anvil, with date 1790 below this. Reverse legend reads HALFPENNY. Diameter is 29.2mm, thickness is 2.1mm, weight is 11.2g, and die axis is 6 o'clock. Around the edge of the token are the place names BRADLEY, WILLEY, SNEDSHILL and BERSHAM, all places where Wilkinson established ironworks in the second half of the 18th century.
Created on: Friday 17th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 31st January 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-4D197F
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A late medieval to early post-medieval lead-alloy token (15th - early 16th century). Cross and Pellets series, London manufacture. The obverse depicts three lines spanning the diameter of the central field, crossing over in the centre so as to depict a wheel or a star with six rays. The edge of the token has a border of anti-clockwise, oblique rays. The reverse of the token depicts a cross with extended ends and a pellet-in-annulet in each quarter, surrounded by a border of anti-clockwise, oblique rays. The rays have the same orientation on the obverse and reverse. Dimensions: diame…
Created on: Thursday 9th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 5th October 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-4A1C36
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A post-medieval 17th-century copper-alloy trade token halfpenny issued by William Nunn or Nynn of Ratcliff Cross, London, Williamson London 2331 variant, dating to 1648-1672. Ref.: Williamson (1889, 708). Dimensions: diameter: 19.72 mm; weight: 1.50 g. This variant has the individual's name as NYNN (rather than NVNN in Williamson and Dickinson), and the variant spelling of 'penny' as 'peny', with a single 'n' on the reverse. Neither type is present in the Norweb collection. As such, this has been marked as a Find of Note.
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Friday 26th October 2018
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Record ID: BERK-ED576B
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A post-medieval copper-alloy 17th-century token halfpenny issued by Edmund Greene of Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire. Williamson (1967, 10) Bedfordshire no. 58, dated 1668 (on token). It measures 19.28 mm in diameter and weighs 1.3 g
Created on: Tuesday 5th September 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-321D6C
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A post-medieval copper-alloy 17th-century token farthing issed by John Condley of Yarmouth, Norfolk. Williamson (1967, 879) Norfolk no. 305, dating to 1648-1672. Dimensions: diameter: 16.06 mm; weight: 0.62 g
Created on: Sunday 27th August 2017
Last updated: Monday 3rd September 2018
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