16th century German jetton found in Jamestown cellar

For over 20 years, archaeologists from Preservation Virginia have been working to find out how settlers lived and worked around the 1607 fort at Jamestown, Virginia. Recently, the team has concentrated on a pit or cellar built adjacent to the wall of the fort. (photos)

Among artifacts discovered during the dig was a small copper jetton, a tool used to make calculations easier. This particular jetton was "made by Hans Krauqinckel I of Nuremberg between 1580 and 1586."