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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: 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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Record ID: PUBLIC-DC6C65
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A post-medieval copper-alloy 17th-century token farthing issed by Israell Barrel of Stowmarket, Suffolk. Williamson (1967, 1099) Suffolk no. 309, dating to 1648-1672. It is 15.50 mm in diameter, 0.97 mm in thickness and weighs 1.21 g
Created on: Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Last updated: Monday 3rd September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wetherden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-832797
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A post-medieval copper-alloy 17th-century token halfpenny issued by Stephen Wright, Mercer of Wellington, Shropshire. Williamson (1967, 964) Shropshire no. 96, dated 1668 (on token). It measures 20 mm in diameter and weighs 1.5 g
Created on: Monday 7th August 2017
Last updated: Monday 7th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Longdon on Tern', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAJN-ACB566
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wokingham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy farthing token of Thomas Wickins of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire; Williamson 104 (Oxfordshire).
Created on: Friday 9th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 27th June 2017
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Record ID: FAJN-AC9842
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy farthing token of John Hodgshens of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire; Williamson 98 (Oxfordshire).
Created on: Friday 9th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 27th June 2017
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Record ID: FAKL-409756
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post Medieval copper alloy token, severly worn but the module and what remains of the lettering suggest that it belongs to the series issued in the 1660s. Obverse: helmeted head, right? set within a ring. H I ?. Reverse: ? set within a ring, lettering lost. Diameter 17.4mm, Mass 1.63g.
Created on: Sunday 4th June 2017
Last updated: Sunday 4th June 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-B64403
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete post-medieval cast lead-alloy uniface token probably dating to the 17th to 18th century. Powell Type 2 depicting initials, T R, separated with a pellet within a slightly raised border. The reverse is flat and undecorated. Some similar examples can be seen in Mitchiner and Skinner (1984, 162; pl. 21) which are dated to the 17th century. The token has suffered some small losses at its circumference. It is 20.17 mm in diameter and weighs 4.22 g
Created on: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-C562E2
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A post-medieval copper-alloy 17th-century token halfpenny issued by Thomas Sutton of Banbury, Oxfordshire. Williamson (1967, 924) Oxfordshire no. 23, dated 1666 (on token) It measures 18.72 mm in diameter, 1.07 mm in thickness and weighs 1.91 g
Created on: Friday 5th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 18th May 2017
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