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Unique ID: NMGW136

Object type certainty: Certain
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Free-standing, conical lead, or lead alloy, weight. The top of the weight is decorated with cast concentric circles. Maximum diameter of weight 12mm, thickness 8mm, weight 9.1 grams.


The function of lead weights such as these is not certain; they have been identified as unofficial weights used by traders (Egan 1998, 322). Crudely cast lead weights are difficult to date; however, the relative quality of the casting suggests that this weight is possibly of post-medieval or early modern date.

Class: Lead weight
Sub class: Freestanding conical lead weight


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1540

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 8 mm
Weight: 9.1 g
Diameter: 12 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMGWPA:99.20.158

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Newport (Unitary Authority)
District: Newport (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Caerleon area, South Wales

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Unknown

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 19 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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