boy bishop token? or other?

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boy bishop token? or other?

Post by mildenhalldetect » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:30 pm

Hi
I found a lead token today it is a cross and pellet design.
The design looks similar to boy bishop token which were given to the poor by bury st edmunds abbey in the 15C.
I found this item 10 miles away from bury st edmunds.
The token is not quite complete but pattern looks like it could be the same minus the writing around the edge.
I would like this to be a boy bishop token but guessing medieval penny designs were common for all types of tokens.
Would welcome anyone elses thoughts or knowledge.

I have added an image of a boy bishop token for comparison
Thanks
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Re: boy bishop token? or other?

Post by king of the swingers » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:44 pm

hey i found something a while back and there some boy bishop info on the post ::g ::g ::g
viewtopic.php?f=121&t=91822
My farmer was interested when i showed him the piece

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Re: boy bishop token? or other?

Post by king of the swingers » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:46 pm

i think yours is defo a bishop token ::g ::g

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Re: boy bishop token? or other?

Post by Lowland » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:09 pm

Looks the part!
Nice one.
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Re: boy bishop token? or other?

Post by mildenhalldetect » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:49 am

Lowland wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:09 pm
Looks the part!
Nice one.
Handed into FLO this week confirmed boy bishop token

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Re: boy bishop token? or other?

Post by Lowland » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:27 am

mildenhalldetect wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:49 am
Lowland wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:09 pm
Looks the part!
Nice one.
Handed into FLO this week confirmed boy bishop token
That's fantastic
A good bit of history saved
::g
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