Record Details

NHER Number:20186
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval French token

Summary

A medieval jetton inscribed with the arms of France in a circle and the legend AVE MARIA GRACIA.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9163 3091
Map Sheet:TF93SW
Parish:FAKENHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Pre February 1984. North of Rudham Stile Lane.
Details of finding not given.
French jetton, copper alloy. Obverse: Heater shield with arms of France in circle. Pellets on spaces between shield and circle. Legend - meant to be AVE MARIA GRACIA. Reverse: Cross of three strands fleur de lisee in quatrefoil with pellets in
spandrels. In angle of cross fleur de lis, A,V, (and presumably E).
No exact parallel in (S1).
E. M. James (KLM) 2 March 1984.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Publication: Barnard, F. P. 1916. The casting-counter and the counting-board: a chapter in the history of numismatics and early arithmetic.

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