Tokens & Counters

TOKEN
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-CC57F9
Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
 Chronology
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1590
Date to: Circa AD 1603
 Coin data (numismatics)
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Double headed spread eagle
Reverse description: Crowned rose
Reverse inscription: GOD SAVE THE QVENE
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.3 g
Diameter: 20 mm
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Sevenoaks (District) 
Parish or ward: Fawkham (Civil Parish) 
 Description

A cast lead alloy Post Medieval token of Elizabeth I (AD1558-1603). depicting a double-headed eagle/crowned rose with legend 'GOD SAVE THE QVENE', (North 2062; Mitchiner 4738ff.). The token is pierced at 5 'O' Clock. North (1975, 140) notes that such pieces were probably medalets rather than tokens as some appear to relate to Mary, Queen of Scots. Although North dates the tokens to c.1574AD (ibid.), Mitchiner has revised the dates of the 'GOD SAVE' reverse to c. 1590-1603AD (1988, 1653). Token has been pieced at 5 O'Clock

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Friday 30th March 2012
 Coin references
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 Site
Pasture 2

TOKEN
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-F6EB06
Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
 Chronology
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1700
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 9.35 g
Diameter: 25 mm
 Spatial data
Region: London (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority) 
District: Bexley (London Borough) 
Parish or ward: St. Mary's (London Borough Ward)
 Description

A complete Medieval to Post Medieval cast lead alloy circular unifaced token. The token has a raised design of an equal armed cross overlaid by another, forming a cartwheel design. The reverse is undecorated and flat. Fletcher (2003) has a virtually identical example (un-numbered) on p.30, one of a collection of medieval and post-medieval lead tokens found fieldwalking by a Nottinghamshire finder. Bailey (2000) illustrates a similar token on page 14, fig.16, which is dated from the 17th century.

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 17th January 2017
 Site
Pasture 1a

TOKEN
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-BEF291
Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
 Chronology
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1800
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.13 mm
Weight: 3.32 g
Diameter: 20 mm
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Ashford (District) 
Parish or ward: Pluckley (Civil Parish) 
 Description

A complete Medieval or Post Medieval cast circular uniface lead alloy token. One side has an animal; the other side is plain. It is dark grey in appearance. The token has a diameter of between 18-20mm, 2.13 mm thick and weighs 3.32 grams. Lead tokens had a wide variety of uses and were made locally; therefore they are difficult to date precisely, but those with more common decorations are generally dated to c. 1250-1800

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 28th May 2017
 Site
Pasture - DB Dig

TOKEN
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-BF0B53
Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
 Chronology
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1800
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.91 mm
Weight: 5.47 g
Diameter: 15 mm
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Ashford (District) 
Parish or ward: Pluckley (Civil Parish) 
 Description

A complete Medieval or Post Medieval cast circular uniface lead alloy token. One side has a spoked design; the other side is plain. It is dark grey in appearance. The token has a diameter of 15mm, 4.91mm thick and weighs 5.47 grams. Lead tokens had a wide variety of uses and were made locally; therefore they are difficult to date precisely, but those with more common decorations are generally dated to c. 1250-1800

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 28th May 2017
 Site
Pasture - DB Dig

A double-sided cast lead token. The obverse has an inscription in three lines. The reverse depicts a shield of arms, most probably those of the Worshipful Company of Grocers: On a shield a chevron between nine cloves. It is very unusual for inscriptions on lead tokens to carry the full name of the issuer, but, although not fully legible, the most likely reading of the first two lines of the present one is IOHN GRAY. The third line, G H T is possibly an abbreviated place name or, in view of the reverse arms, possibly the initial letter of Grocer, followed by an abbreviated place name. Some additional info from Alan Bradshaw : The HT may mean Hythe, Kent, John (Iohn) Gray lived in Hythe in 1657.

 State  England  Reign/Issue Authority  .
 Denomination  .  Classification  Token
 Mint   .  Moneyer  .
 Chronology  17th Century  Metal  Lead
 Weight  1.11g  Diameter  12.9mm
 Obverse Description
Inscription in three lines
 Obverse Inscription
[?]OH[?] / [G]RAY / GHT
 Reverse Description
Shield of arms, probably those of the Worshipful Company of Grocers
 Reverse Inscription
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 References
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 Comments  .
 Land Type  .  County  Kent
 Discovery Date  19/01/2014  Site  MHF Club Dig 

 State  England  Reign/Issue Authority  .
 Denomination  .  Classification  Token
 Mint   .  Moneyer  .
 Chronology  1757  Metal  Lead
 Weight  3.35g  Diameter  18mm
 Obverse Description
Date 1757 in the centre and a bridge-like design, or possibly an illegible inscription, below.
 Obverse Inscription
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 Reverse Description
Plain
 Reverse Inscription
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 References
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 Comments  .
 Land Type  Arable  County  Kent
 Discovery Date  28/07/2014  Site  FK Dig  

 State  England  Reign/Issue Authority  .
 Denomination  .  Classification  Token
 Mint   .  Moneyer  .
 Chronology  17-18th Century  Metal  Lead
 Weight  6.20g  Diameter  18mm
 Obverse Description
Linear pattern
 Obverse Inscription
.
 Reverse Description
Plain
 Reverse Inscription
.
 References
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 Comments  .
 Land Type  Arable  County  Kent
 Discovery Date  28/07/2014  Site  FK Dig 

 State  England  Reign/Issue Authority  .
 Denomination  .  Classification  Token
 Mint   .  Moneyer  .
 Chronology  17-18th Century  Metal  Lead
 Weight  4.63g  Diameter  25mm
 Obverse Description
Eight-spoked wheel with pellets in the angles.
 Obverse Inscription
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 Reverse Description
Plain
 Reverse Inscription
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 References
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 Comments  .
 Land Type  Pasture  County  Kent
 Discovery Date  23/04/2016  Site  Pasture 1  

A cast lead disc, possibly a lead token, with a moulded design on each side. One side has four raised square panels arranged as a cross, with a letter 'D' in sunken relief in the centre. The other side has an uncertain curvilinear design, part of which is now flat.

 State  England  Reign/Issue Authority  .
 Denomination  .  Classification  Token
 Mint   .  Moneyer  .
 Chronology  17-18th Century (?)  Metal  Lead
 Weight  4.08g  Diameter  19mm x 1.8mm
 Obverse Description
Four raised square panels arranged as a cross, with a letter 'D' in sunken relief in the centre.
 Obverse Inscription
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 Reverse Description
Uncertain curvilinear design
 Reverse Inscription
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 References
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 Comments  .
 Land Type  .  County  Kent
 Discovery Date  29/12/2013  Site  MHF Club Dig  

 State  England  Reign/Issue Authority  .
 Denomination  .  Classification  Token
 Mint   .  Moneyer  .
 Chronology  17-18th Century  Metal  Lead
 Weight  12.65g  Diameter  28mm x 3mm
 Obverse Description
Line and pellet design
 Obverse Inscription
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 Reverse Description
Plain
 Reverse Inscription
.
 References
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 Comments  .
 Land Type  Pasture  County  Kent
 Discovery Date  10/04/2016  Site  Pasture 3  

 State  England  Reign/Issue Authority  .
 Denomination  .  Classification  Token
 Mint   .  Moneyer  .
 Chronology  17-18th Century  Metal  Lead
 Weight  .  Diameter  27-29mm x 4mm
 Obverse Description
Linear chequer pattern
 Obverse Inscription
.
 Reverse Description
Plain
 Reverse Inscription
.
 References
.
 Comments  .
 Land Type  Arable  County  Hertfordshire
 Discovery Date  27/08/2011  Site  Rally 

 State  England  Reign/Issue Authority  .
 Denomination  .  Classification  Token
 Mint   .  Moneyer  .
 Chronology  17-18th Century  Metal  Lead
 Weight  .  Diameter  20-22mm x 2mm
 Obverse Description
Linear pattern
 Obverse Inscription
.
 Reverse Description
Plain
 Reverse Inscription
.
 References
.
 Comments  .
 Land Type  .  County  Kent
 Discovery Date  27/08/2011  Site  MHF Club Dig

 State  England  Reign/Issue Authority  .
 Denomination  .  Classification  Token
 Mint   .  Moneyer  .
 Chronology  17-18th Century  Metal  Lead
 Weight  7.53g  Diameter  22mm x 3mm
 Obverse Description
Stylised fleur-de-lis
 Obverse Inscription
.
 Reverse Description
Plain
 Reverse Inscription
.
 References
Michael Mitchiner, Jetons, Medalets & Tokens, Vol.3, pp. 1812-1841
 Comments
 Land Type  .  County  Kent
 Discovery Date  23/12/2015  Site  Pasture 4

A uniface cast lead token with a star-like design consisting of four lines that cross in the centre. Two lines are more prominent than the other two.

 State  England  Reign/Issue Authority  .
 Denomination  .  Classification  Token
 Mint   .  Moneyer  .
 Chronology  17-18th Century  Metal  Lead
 Weight  6.03g  Diameter  17mm x 3.7mm
 Obverse Description
Star-like design
 Obverse Inscription
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 Reverse Description
Plain
 Reverse Inscription
.
 References
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 Comments  .
 Land Type  .  County  Kent
 Discovery Date  06/06/2014  Site  Pasture 1 

 State  England  Reign/Issue Authority  .
 Denomination  .  Classification  Token
 Mint   .  Moneyer  .
 Chronology  17-18th Century  Metal  Lead
 Weight  4.91g  Diameter  18mm x 2mm
 Obverse Description
Letters 'R' or 'B'
 Obverse Inscription
.
 Reverse Description
Plain
 Reverse Inscription
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 References
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 Comments  .
 Land Type  .  County  Kent
 Discovery Date  17/11/2013  Site  MHF Club Dig

 State  England  Reign/Issue Authority  .
 Denomination  .  Classification  Token
 Mint   .  Moneyer  .
 Chronology  17-18th Century  Metal  Lead
 Weight  8.14g   Diameter  29mm
 Obverse Description
Zig-zag cross pattern
 Obverse Inscription
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 Reverse Description
Zig-zag cross pattern
 Reverse Inscription
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 References
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 Comments  .
 Land Type  .  County  Kent
 Discovery Date  14/12/2014  Site  MHF Club Dig

 State  England  Reign/Issue Authority  .
 Denomination  .  Classification  Token
 Mint   .  Moneyer  .
 Chronology  17-18th Century  Metal  Lead
 Weight  9.35g  Diameter  18mm x 5mm
 Obverse Description
Letter 'H'
 Obverse Inscription
.
 Reverse Description
Plain
 Reverse Inscription
.
 References
.
 Comments  .
 Land Type  Arable - Stubble  County  Kent
 Discovery Date  02/08/2015  Site  MHF Club Dig

 State  England  Reign/Issue Authority  .
 Denomination  .  Classification  Token
 Mint   .  Moneyer  .
 Chronology  17-18th Century  Metal  Lead
 Weight  1.99g  Diameter  15mm
 Obverse Description
Letters 'KENT' and 'W.H'
 Obverse Inscription
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 Reverse Description
Plain
 Reverse Inscription
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 References
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 Comments  .
 Land Type  Pasture  County  Kent
 Discovery Date  16/11/2014  Site  MHF Club Dig

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 17-20th Century 19mm x 2mm Token Lead Kent
Information

4.78g  Uniface 30/06/2016 Pasture 4

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 19th Century 30mm x 5.6mm Unknown Lead Kent
Information

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34.54g Uniface . Arable 4

Pattern appears to be an imprint of a c.1816 BRAZIL Joao, Prince Regent 40 Reis coin, lower picture is a mirror image on the lead artefact shown in comparison to the actual coin.


Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 17-18th Century 17mm x 2.2mm Token Lead Kent
Information

 GS Dig 

3.01g  Uniface 08/06/2016 Pasture

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 17-18th Century 18mm x 2.7mm Token Lead East Sussex
Information

MHF Club Dig 

4.53g  Uniface 30/10/2016 Arable - In Crop

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 17-18th Century 18mm x 3mm Token Lead Kent
Information

MHF Club Dig 

5.62g  Uniface 20/08/2017 Arable

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 17-18th Century 22mm x 2.55mm Token Lead Kent
Information

6.69g  Uniface 23/11/2018 Arable 4

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 17-18th Century 22mm x 3mm Token Lead Kent
Information

 GS Dig 

7.74g  Uniface 08/06/2016 Pasture

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 17-18th Century . Token Lead Kent
Information

DB Dig

. . 0306/2018 Pasture

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 17-18th Century . Token Lead Kent
Information

DB Dig

. . 17/06/2018 Pasture

Dated Era Dig Type Material Found
No 17-18th Century DB Dig  Token Lead Kent
Information

A group of four uniface tokens

18/05/2017 Pasture

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