WEIGHT

Unique ID: LIN-7D2361

Object type certainty: Certain
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Bun shaped lead weight. The weight is circular in plan and decorated with possibly three symbols evenly spaced around the side wall. The surface of the weight is worn and consequently the symbols are hard to read, but look somewhat like the runes ansur, dagar and opila. The 'opila' rune looks like a fish in profile, and the addition of a vertical line down where the gill would be may mean that this is a picture rather than a rune. The object is of uncertain date and there is no further provenance details other than 'Lincolnshire' to aid identification.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 500
Date to: Circa AD 1066

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Personal details

Recorded by: Adam Daubney - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Adam Daubney - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Probable Anglo-Saxon lead weight

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Lincolnshire

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Created: Tuesday 18th December 2007
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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