Find Spot record MDR7896 - Five lead tokens, Calow

Type and Period (1)

  • (Elizabethan to Georgian - 1600 AD? to 1800 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Five lead discs were found by a metal detectorist by the side of a footpath which approaches Calow Church. The discs range in size from 18mm to 23mm in diameter and are decorated in relief with geometric designs and raised dots. With the exception of two of the discs, the reverse appears to be undecorated. (1) The discs do not look like sealings, so must be 'tokens'. They are unusual in being apparently uniface. In terms of date, their size and relatively crude designs suggest the 17th to 18th century. Their function is unknown. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Knowles, A-M (curator). Letter from Chesterfield Museum, February 8 2000. Incl. Photographs.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Cook, B (Curator of Med. and Early Modern Coinage). Letter from British Museum, February 23 2000.



Grid reference SK 40735 70660 (point)

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Record last edited

Sep 14 2017 11:35AM

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