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    • Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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Record ID: PUBLIC-CDE638
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead Boy Bishop token, diameter 19mm, obverse a mitre, reverse a sterling long cross design, groat size, c.1280-1500 (AA002)
Created on: Wednesday 6th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 7th September 2016
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Record ID: YORYM-BBAFBC
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 12 depicting quartered geometric design featuring an equal armed cross with annulets in each quarter/Powell type 2 depicting the initial letter J. The metal is a mid-yellow/brown patina and is worn. The token is 14.4mm in diameter, 2.9mm thick and weighs 2.3g. 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 purpo…
Created on: Tuesday 5th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 7th July 2016
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Record ID: HAMP-BA1DB1
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A cut fragment of a medieval to modern (c. 1250-1850) apparently uniface cast lead circular token. The fragment is probably around one third of the original token and has been cut in a single line with one straight edge and one curved (original) edge. The reverse is undecorated with a raised edge. The obverse has the remains of two points of a star or petals of a flower, one of which is a raised triangle (at the centre) while the other is a V-shaped raised rib (to one side). A further raised point/ petal may survive to the other side but this is now very worn and hardley discernable.…
Created on: Tuesday 5th July 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Owslebury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-6401CB
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead Boy Bishop token, diameter 17mm, obverse a mitre, reverse a sterling long cross design, probably no legends, penny size, weight 2.23g, c.1280-1500
Created on: Friday 1st July 2016
Last updated: Friday 1st July 2016
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Record ID: WILT-51AFD8
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead medieval token of the Boy Bishop type dating to c. AD 1450. There is a long cross on the reverse with pellets in a few quarters, surrounded by a crude legend. The obverse shows a bust of a bishop surrounded by a crude legend. This token immitates a groat. Diameter: 27.11mm, thickness: 1.37mm, weight: 4.52g. The coin has been pierced twice, leaving two holes. During medieval winter solistices it became a Christian tradition for each town to elect a Boy Bishop whom was paraded around on processions. During the processions lead tokens were handed out to the crowd to celebrate t…
Created on: Thursday 30th June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-2887E9
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead Boy Bishop token, mint ?Bury, obverse SANCTVS NICHOLASVS, with mitre, reverse AVE REX GENTIS, with long cross, 1350-1530.
Created on: Tuesday 28th June 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 28th June 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-F6E1C8
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
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A complete Medieval to Post Medieval cast lead circular unifaced token (1250-1800 AD). The token a raised design of an equal armed cross on the obverse and a flat, undecorated reverse. It measures 16.29 mm in diameter, 3.87 mm thick and weighs 4.4 grams. Lead tokens had a wide variety of uses and were made locally; they are therefore hard to date precisely and could be Medieval or Post Medieval in date (1250-1800 AD).
Created on: Sunday 26th June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 7th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Herstmonceux', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-FABCD2
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead token of indeterminate date, circa 1300 to 1800 AD. The object has a coin like rim bead to both sides and a now obliterated design making further ID impractical. The surface is oxidised.
Created on: Tuesday 14th June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2016
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Record ID: NMS-ED3799
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to post-medieval unifaced lead token, bent and broken in two. A central dot within a circle surrounded by pellets, chevrons and annulates. Diameter 18.5mm. 14th-17th century.
Created on: Monday 13th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 13th June 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-5BD789
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
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A complete Medieval to Post Medieval cast lead alloy circular unifaced token (1250-1800 AD) powell type 3. The token has a raised design of random lines and pellets on the obverse and a flat, undecorated reverse. It measures 17.37 mm in diameter,2.77 mm thick and weighs 4.9 grams. Lead tokens had a wide variety of uses and were made locally; they are therefore hard to date precisely and could be Medieval or Post Medieval in date (1250-1800 AD).
Created on: Monday 6th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 20th June 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Udimore', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-D6128F
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: 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: 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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