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Record ID: WILT-AC5407
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete lead medieval token of the Boy Bishop type, dating to the period AD 1400-1500. The obverse shows left facing bust, surrounded by a crude legend. There is a shield on the reverse, divided into quarters and with a letter in each quadrant, surrounded by a crude legend. It probably imitates a Henry VII groat, and is similar to those listed in Fletcher's Leaden Tokens and Tallies, p31. Obverse inscription: ORA:PRO:NOBIS B:ATE NIC[...] Reverse inscription: SANC/T:NIC/HOLA/E:ORA During medieval winter solistices it became a Christian tradition for each town to elect a …
Created on: Friday 8th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 13th December 2017
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Record ID: WILT-ABF826
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete lead medieval token of the Boy Bishop type, dating to the period AD 1400-1500. The obverse shows a mitre, surrounded by a crude legend. There is a solid long cross on the reverse with three pellets in each quarter, surrounded by a crude legend. It probably imitates a long cross penny, and similar to those listed in Fletcher's Leaden Tokens and Tallies, p31. 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 celebrat…
Created on: Friday 8th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th December 2017
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Record ID: WILT-AB3EC1
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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A complete lead medieval token of the Boy Bishop type, dating to the period AD 1400-1500. The obverse shows a mitre, surrounded by a crude legend. There is a solid long cross on the reverse with three pellets in each quarter, surrounded by a crude legend. It probably imitates a long cross penny, and similar to those listed in Fletcher's Leaden Tokens and Tallies, p31. 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 t…
Created on: Friday 8th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th December 2017
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Record ID: WILT-D90EEC
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A copper-alloy post-medieval trade token, dating to the period AD 1648-1672. Obverse depicts the mercers' arms, with the legend reading WALTER CHAPMAN. On the reverse there are three letters on two rows (C, with a dot either side, underneath which is WA), which are encircled by a ring, and a legend which reads; IN BATHE MERCER
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 4th December 2017
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Record ID: HAMP-DFF41D
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A post medieval token of possibly Thomas Chapman of Walkern, Hertfordshire, dated 1667; Williamson no. 199 (1967, p. 328). The token's surfaces are very worn and corroded. The reverse legend is illegible, but the obverse appears to read THOMAS CO[...]. However no parallel with a 'grocer's arms' obverse appears in Williamson for the surrounding counties. It measures 13.58mm in diameter, 0.49mm thick and weighs 0.31g.
Created on: Tuesday 17th January 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 18th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Besselsleigh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-99EEF4
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A complete post-medieval lead token dating to the period c.AD 1550-1900. The token is circular in shape and decorated on one side. The decoration is of a linear cross with angles, sub-divided by two half crosses. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The thickness of the token varies, from 3.91mm to 1.85mm. It weighs 14.56g and is 26.72mm in diameter. Reference: Fletcher, E. (2005), Leaden tokens & tallies, Roman to Victorian, p. 105.
Created on: Friday 2nd September 2016
Last updated: Monday 26th September 2016
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Record ID: WILT-F9F4DC
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A post medieval copper alloy farthing traders' token issued by the City of Bristol and dated AD 1652-1662 (but probably AD 1652). Obverse legend A BRISTOLL FARTHING depicting a circular border with CB (for Civitas Bristol) above [ ]2. Reverse legend THE ARMES OF BRISTOLL depicting within a circular border a port broadside partial view of a three-masted ship under sail and a fort (Bristol's coat-of-arms). Cf Williamson G C (1889), Boyne's Trade Tokens, Vol 1 Elliot Stock, London (later B A Seaby edition 1967) - see Gloucestershire, p 241, No.12.
Created on: Thursday 14th April 2016
Last updated: Thursday 2nd June 2016
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