WEIGHT

Unique ID: HAMP-8FA964

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A cast copper-alloy circular cup weight of medieval date. The weight has a circular rim, c. 2.6mm thick, decorated with nineteen punched dots, fairly evenly spaced. The internal base has a finely incised cross across it. The sides are shallowly bevelled, with the rim slightly wider than the base. The lower surface of the base is slightly rounded and features numerous file marks. The exterior of the sides are covered in diagonal file marks as well. The weight has a mass of 13.87g which approximates to a half ounce avoirdupois (14.2g), given wear and original inaccuracy. The artefact is of a dull grey/green colour with patches of off-white corrosion product. Similar examples can be found illustrated in Saunders (2001, 125, 130; fig. 43) which are dated to the 13th and the 14th centuries.

Notes:

Cup weights were used to weigh gold and silver as scrap metal or coins, and other precious material.

Class: Cup weight

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Exactly AD 1250
Date to: Exactly AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Height: 9.55 mm
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Weight: 13.87 g
Diameter: 21.9 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 9th April 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Weekend Wanderers - Crawley (09/04/11) held Saturday 9th April 2011 - Saturday 9th April 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E3133

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Medieval cup weight

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Hampshire
District: Winchester
Parish: Crawley

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4334
Four figure Latitude: 51.103695 Four figure longitude: -1.387222
1:25K map: SU4334
1:10K map: SU43SW
WOEID: 17232
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

References cited

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Created: Friday 3rd June 2011
Updated: Tuesday 7th June 2011

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