Unusual lead token.

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davidthomas
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Found this lead token last weekend in Staffordshire. Thought it was a roman at first. Its 23mm in diameter and looks like it says Charles on the left of the bust . Any ideas on its history would be much appreciated. Many thanks.
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It does say Charles doesn’t it :geek:

Anything on the other side?
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Not a lot
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Wonder if it’s a Charles I medallion thingy? :Thinking:

Probably not but a thought anyway :thumbsup:

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It looks like 'Charter' to me with the date 1816? The reverse perhaps depicts a thistle or flower? :Thinking:
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Easy life, never heard of a charter , what's that ?
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davidthomas wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 8:49 pm Easy life, never heard of a charter , what's that ?
Just a possibility of what it says on it but 'Charles' seems more logical? :thumbsup:
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davidthomas wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 8:49 pm Easy life, never heard of a charter , what's that ?
charter, a document granting certain specified rights, powers, privileges, or functions from the sovereign power of a state to an individual, corporation, city, or other unit of local organization.

Ones around here are often ancient ones given to towns to allow them to hold fairs or markets. So if it is "Charter" and "1816" it might mark the giving of such rights to a local town.

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Sorry my mistake, read it as ' a charter ' . No wonder I couldn't find any charter lead tokens on Google 🙄
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