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Record ID: WILT-51AFD8
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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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: WILT-90A80E
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A copper alloy 17th Century octagonal trade token depicting a castle [potentially Castle Coombes] and the obverse depticting W A. Dating to c. AD 1660 - 1670. Similar to WILT-6564C4
Created on: Tuesday 21st June 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 17th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Lavington', grid reference and parish protected.


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