WAW-AFFCD2: A Medieval Weight

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A complete lead weight probably dating to the Medieval to Post Medieval period (c. AD 1200-1700). The object is oval in plan with a casting seam down one long side. There is a central, sub-circular suspension hole which is slightly wider at one end than the other. The upper edge of one side has been flattened slightly. The object is undecorated and has a mid-grey patina. 

Comparable examples recorded on the PAS database include: BH-A9CE0E; BH-A9EF85; and WMID-1F5789 and all suggest the use as a possible line or net weight.

The overall dimensions are as follows: 36mm in length, 22mm in diameter and 46.2g in weight. 


Photographs and dimensions kindly supplied by the finder via emial. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36 mm
Weight: 46.2 g
Diameter: 22 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 21st September 2021

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Maulden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0536
Four figure Latitude: 52.01250581
Four figure longitude: -0.47150054
1:25K map: TL0536
1:10K map: TL03NE
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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