Findspots of Boy Bishop tokens

Suggested period: MEDIEVAL

We now have over 500 Boy Bishop tokens on the PAS database, over 400 of them from Suffolk. Yet the popular use of Boy Bishop tokens is little understood. Preliminary work on their landscape contexts appears to show that they cluster around churches and manorial sites. What factors underlie this pattern? Can the distribution help us understand what the tokens were used for? Another project using Boy Bishop tokens would be to look in detail at the non-Suffolk finds. Are these local issues? Or are there any patterns in the data that might suggest how (and when) these objects moved as far as Somerset and North Yorkshire?

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Created by: Helen Geake
Created: 2 years ago
Updated by: Helen Geake
Updated: 2 years ago

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