Tiny lead token.

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Found today on pasture. My best guess is that it's a uni-face lead/alloy copy of a sceatta. The back is blank. Any thoughts?
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I'm going with lead token.

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Allectus wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:13 pm I'm going with lead token.

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Thanks Tony, I didn't realize that they were that small but just read this "The supposed ecclesiastical pieces are often extremely small, with a diameter of about 11mm.. The earliest of these series date from about 1200 and are thought to have been a token coinage used by pilgrims.". :thumbsup:
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I like that token a lot. I wish we knew more about those as I’ve found a few whole and part ones in the last year. Dating most of them with any confidence is nigh on impossible, which is very frustrating. One day I guess someone will study the ones with contextual information more fully and be able to give us a better dating timeline. Until then we can just admire the unusual designs. I find them very tactile and a great find :thumbsup:
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Lovely find, and one that makes you wonder about its history and the life of its former owner(s) ....
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Lead token, c.1500 plus or minus a little. Typically {there are exceptions}, lead tokens start off around 18mm in the 13th cent, get smaller until about 11mm in 1500, then start getting larger again: 13mm by about 1600, 15mm by 1650. Article on this in LTT_42 { www.leadtokens.org.uk }

This piece is commercial rather than ecclesiastic. The design is a crude attempt at a merchant mark, for a discussion of which see LTT_20 page 3. Use of such marks commenced c.1350 and they were at the height of their popularity in 1500.
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leadtokendavid wrote: Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:12 pm Lead token, c.1500 plus or minus a little....This piece is commercial rather than ecclesiastic.
Many thanks, great info. :thumbsup:
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Nice that there’s a definitive ID

Nice token, like it

Well found and saved :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Brilliant and very clear ID, thank you :thumbsup:
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