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    • Object type: token
    • Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: LVPL-D6128F
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A lead alloy uniface token of medieval to post-medieval date. The object is circular in plan and is decorated with a long cross. In each quarter of the long cross is a worn letter or symbol. The object has a light brown patina and is in fair condition. Dimensions: 22mm in diameter, 6.55g. Tokens were easy to make and distributed widely throughout a large period of time; therefore, they are difficult to date precisely. Those decorated to resemble Medieval long cross pennies continued to be circulated throughout both the Medieval and Post Medieval periods and a general date of c. …
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 1st June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinnerton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-C3DC57
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
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A complete cast lead alloy Medieval or Post Medieval uniface circular token, AD.1250-1800. The token is decorated with a six petalled flower. The reverse is blank. The token is 18.77 mm in diameter, 2.58 mm thick and weighs 4.7 grams. Tokens with simple designs are easy to make and continued in use for a long period; therefore a general date of c. (1250-1800AD) is suggested.
Created on: Monday 30th May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Udimore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-58421E
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete medieval to post-medieval bi-faced lead token dating to the period circa AD 1300 - 1700. Powell type 5 depicting anchor/unclear reverse. The metal is a mid-grey colour and is worn. The token is 18.8mm in diameter, 3.2mm thick and weighs 4.8g. Tokens with simple designs are very easy to make and continued in use for a long period. They have a huge range of designs which were not necessarily related to function and could have been used for various purposes such as counting, gaming, farm or tavern tokens or possibly even as weights.
Created on: Wednesday 25th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
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Record ID: WMID-45BB8A
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy token of later medieval to post-medieval date, circa (AD1400-1800). The token is broadly sub-circular in plan. The token is decorated on one face with a series of crossed lines that form a rectangular grid (Powell type 7). The other face is undecorated. The token has a mid-grey coloured patina across all surfaces. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as use as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely. Those carrying initials are generally deemed to…
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2016
Last updated: Sunday 29th May 2016
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Record ID: WMID-45886D
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A cast lead alloy token of later medieval to post-medieval date, circa (AD1400-1800). The token is broadly sub-circular in plan. The token is decorated on one face with a central pellet and a series of radiating ribs. The ribs are moulded in light relief and extend to the outer edges of the token. This possibly represents the sun or a star (Powell type 26, celestial). The other face is undecorated. The token has a cream coloured patina across all surfaces. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as use as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed…
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2016
Last updated: Sunday 29th May 2016
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Record ID: WMID-456CCC
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A cast lead alloy token of later medieval to post-medieval date, circa (AD1400-1800). The token is broadly sub-circular in plan. The token is decorated on one face with a long cross in light relief. There is a pellet in each quarter(Powell type 14). The other face is undecorated. The token has a grey coloured patina across all surfaces. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as use as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely. Those carrying initials are generally deem…
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2016
Last updated: Sunday 29th May 2016
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Record ID: WMID-45204C
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A cast lead alloy token of later medieval to post-medieval date, circa (AD 1400-1800). The token is broadly sub-circular in plan. The obverse depicts a six petalled flower (Powell type 1). The petals consist of a series of moulded lines in light relief to form the outline of the petals. The opposing face is undecorated. The token has a mid-cream coloured patina across all surfaces. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as use as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precise…
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2016
Last updated: Sunday 29th May 2016
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Record ID: WMID-44F9DD
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy token of later medieval to post-medieval date, circa (AD1400-1800). The token is broadly sub-circular in plan. The obverse depicts a cartwheel (Powell type 3). This consists of an outer segmented circle and an inner circle with three larger incised mouldings to represent the spokes. The other face is undecorated. The token has a mid-cream coloured patina across all surfaces. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as use as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to …
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2016
Last updated: Sunday 29th May 2016
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Record ID: WMID-43C06C
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy token of later medieval to post-medieval date, circa (AD1400-1800). The token is broadly sub-circular in plan. The token is decorated on one face with a long cross in light relief (Powell type 14). The other face is undecorated. The token has a mid-cream to grey coloured patina across all surfaces. The surface of the token is abraded, possibly from the plough soil. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as use as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date preci…
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2016
Last updated: Sunday 29th May 2016
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Record ID: LEIC-42D3EC
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to post medieval lead alloy token. 3mm thick and 24mm in diameter with a weight of 6.59grams. The object is circular and decorated with a solid raised double line flanking a central pellet (with possibly another at each edge?) and running across the centre. Outside of this is a single chevron motif at each edge. The other face has some raised decoration which resembles a W with pellet terminals.
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 1st June 2016
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Record ID: LEIC-42B102
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to post medieval lead alloy token, 3mm thick and 15mm in diameter with a weight of 4.16grams. The object is circular and is decorated with four raised lines forming a chequer board pattern on one side. The other side has a possible trident like motif.
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 1st June 2016
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Record ID: WMID-41AEDB
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy token of later medieval to post-medieval date, circa (AD1400-1800). The token is broadly sub-circular in plan. The token is decorated with initials which appear to be an 'F' and 'C' (Powell type 2). The other face is undecorated. The token has a mid-cream coloured patina across all surfaces. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as use as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely. Those carrying initials are generally deemed to be Post Medieval in da…
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2016
Last updated: Sunday 29th May 2016
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Record ID: WMID-419705
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy token of later medieval to post-medieval date, circa (AD1400-1800). The token is broadly sub-circular in plan. The token is decorated on one face with a long cross. There is a pellet in each quarter (Powell type 14). The other face is undecorated. The token has a mid-cream coloured patina across all surfaces. Lead tokens had a wide variety of potential uses such as use as tallies, gaming pieces, tickets, weights, etc. and are believed to have been locally produced; they are therefore difficult to date precisely. Those carrying initials are generally deemed to be P…
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2016
Last updated: Sunday 29th May 2016
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Record ID: LANCUM-C57160
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy token of later medieval to post-medieval date, circa (AD1200-1800). The token is broadly sub-circular in plan. The token is decorated on one face with a central pellet and a series of radiating ribs. The ribs are moulded in light relief and extend to the outer edges of the token. This possibly represents the sun or a star (Powell type 26, celestial). The diameter is 25mm. Powell, D. (2012)The 18th century Sophistication of the Stock Design. Lead Token TelegraphIssue 86.
Created on: Wednesday 18th May 2016
Last updated: Monday 6th June 2016
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Record ID: LVPL-1E306A
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: St. Helens
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy uniface token of medieval to post medieval date. The token is decorated on one face with worn moulded ridges. The object has a light brown patina. Tokens were easy to make and distributed widely throughout a large period of time; therefore, they are difficult to date precisely. Those decorated to resemble Medieval long cross pennies continued to be circulated throughout both the Medieval and Post Medieval periods and a general date of c. AD 1250-1800 is given. They have a huge range of designs which were not necessarily related to function and could have been used for …
Created on: Tuesday 10th May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Billinge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-19ECE6
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete medieval to post medieval cast lead alloy uniface circular token dating AD 1250-1800. One face has a raised simple long cross design with a pellet in each quadrant (Powell type 14) and a raised circumferential border, which tapers off at the edge; the reverse is flat and undecorated. Lead tokens were easy to manufacture and were circulated across a wide distance, over a long period of time; they are therefore difficult to date precisely, but those with simple cross-shaped designs were thought to initially imitate long cross pennies and continued in use until the Post Mediev…
Created on: Tuesday 10th May 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 10th May 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-1949DC
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast uniface circular medieval to post-medieval lead token. Powell Type 9 depicting an irregular geometric pattern, dating to c. 1250-c. 1800. The token's decoration includes a total of five pellets. The reverse is blank. The token is of a light grey colour. The token is 17.92mm in diameter, 2.41mm thick and weighs 7.8g.
Created on: Tuesday 10th May 2016
Last updated: Friday 1st July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Lewes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-1928CC
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Medieval to Post Medieval cast lead alloy uniface token, dating from c. A 1250-1800. Powell Type 7. One face of the token has cross hatching,the other side is blank. The token is of a dark grey colour. Diameter 18.52mm. Thickness 2.77mm Weight:5.9gms. 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. Therefore those with simple designs are given a more general Medieval to Post Medieval date. Class: Powell Type 7
Created on: Tuesday 10th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Lewes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-CA2CF7
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead token, uniface, diameter 17mm, on one side a long cross with a pellet in each angle, probably 14th-17th century
Created on: Friday 6th May 2016
Last updated: Friday 6th May 2016
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Record ID: WMID-8CB727
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy token, of Medieval to Post Medieval dating, circa AD 1400 to 1800. The token is sub circular in plan. The obverse depicts a cartwheel (Powell type 3) with a central pellet. The reverse is decorated with a checkerboard design. The token has a brown coloured patina. Lead tokens are a frequently occurring find, with a variety of different designs. Tokens like this, were used as tallies or as replacement low denomination coinage during the Medieval and Post Medieval periods. The token has a diameter of 20.24 mm and is 2.55 mm thick. It weighs 4 g.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd May 2016
Last updated: Sunday 29th May 2016
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