Lead Token?

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Lead Token?

Post by Rocketstu » Mon May 20, 2019 5:31 pm

Found in a field that has anything from Roman to Post Medieval. The weight and patina tend to make me think lead and most probably a token of some sort but other than that I have no idea of it?
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Re: Lead Token?

Post by fred » Mon May 20, 2019 5:50 pm

Not an obvious one anyway. ::g
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Re: Lead Token?

Post by beaubrummell » Mon May 20, 2019 8:08 pm

They come in myriad forms. Yours has the look of an early Tudor lead token. See page 151 of the attached PDF for similar designs. ::g

https://www.britnumsoc.org/publications ... _54_11.pdf
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Re: Lead Token?

Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon May 20, 2019 8:23 pm

Looks like a medieval lead token to me. An early one, possibly even Roman. Here’s a link

https://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/numismatics ... ead_tokens

Or maybe it's post medieval? Gawd tokens are hard to date x;

It might be worth sending some pics to the lead token society. Links to that and a really interesting article on lead tokens through the ages can be found here https://www.thetokensociety.org.uk/
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Re: Lead Token?

Post by Koala » Mon May 20, 2019 9:51 pm

at 15mm its about the size of a 17th century token

however I might change my mind to a bagseal depending on it side view.

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