Find Spot record MDR13231 - Lead tokens, Limestone Way, Wheston

Type and Period (1)

  • (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Two medieval lead tokens ('monks' money') were found on agricultural land north of Wheston village. The tokens were found six inches apart and are very similar. Both appear to have the letter 'B' inscribed on them, together with a cross, and it is suggested that they had the same issuer whose name could have begun with B. The record of the find is undated, and even if the easting and northing of the given grid reference [SK 772 136] were transposed, the grid reference is still at odds with the location of the findspot as marked on a small scale map (1:50,000?) attached to the record. The latter has been used to create the HER map point. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Information from Buxton Museum. Undated.



Grid reference SK 1340 7687 (point)

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Apr 5 2012 2:42PM

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