NLM-7F8049: Possible Medieval lead bead

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Unique ID: NLM-7F8049

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Lead possible bead. Cast sub-spherical or biconvex object with a possibly drilled aperture of diameter 4.7mm passing through it on the shortest possible orientation; lightly patinated. Possibly a paternoster bead from a rosary, though perhaps a little massy for that use. Suggested date: Late Medieval, 1350-1500

Diameter: 17.8mm, Length (along stringing hole): 13.1mm, Weight: 21.03gms

Class: Possibly paternoster

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13.1 mm
Weight: 21.03 g
Diameter: 17.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 6th December 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM48972

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Gate Burton

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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