PUBLIC-DD00CE: PUBLIC-DD00CE lead weight

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Object type certainty: Probably
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A probable post medieval  cast lead weight, possibly clock related

Description :  a cylindrical body with a round flat base and a sub-triangular apex in profile, formed by two opposite faces being flattened and drilled to form a suspension loop. The surface has a dull grey colour.

Measurements : height 38.6mm, diameter 20.2mm and weight 99.2g.

Discussion: This object resembles late 17th century to georgian clock weights, albeit a very crude example. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 38.6 mm
Weight: 99.2 g
Diameter: 20.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 9th October 2021

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
To be known as: Near Deal

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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