WEIGHT

Unique ID: CORN-68DB80

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Cast lead trade weight or net weight, a flat rectangular prism in profile, with an integral attachment loop with a perforation hole of about 6 mm in diameter. The base is rectangular in section but not flat so that the weight is not free-standing. It is 32.3 mm in length, 16.6 mm in width and 6 mm in thickness at it base and 5 mm in thickness at its attachment loop. The weight weighs about 19.94 grams which equates to about three quarters of an ounce averdepois.
Biggs & Withers (2000) illustrate a similar weight on page 31, No.67, which is probably medieval.
Bailey (DF2) also illustrates a similar weight on page 32, No.36, but does not date it.
12th-15th century

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: returned to finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Length: 32.3 mm
Width: 16.6 mm
Thickness: 6 mm
Quantity: 20

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 9th April 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke - [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]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West
County: Cornwall
District: Cornwall
Parish: Mevagissey

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX0144
Four figure Latitude: 50.262373 Four figure longitude: -4.793421
1:25K map: SX0144
1:10K map: SX04NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

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Created: Monday 2nd May 2005
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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