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Unique ID: NMGW3208

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Crudely cast, freestanding lead, or lead alloy, discoidal weight. The upper side is inscribed with the letter "H" in a crude Roman capital; while the underside is inscribed with a linear design which may represent the letter "T" in a crude Roman capital. It is uncertain whether the letter forms are cast features or were incised after the weight was cast. Both sides of the weight have a raised rim. Diameter 34mm, maximum thickness 7mm, weight 46.1 grams. Lead weights such as these could have performed a variety of functions such as unofficial weights and measures used by traders and merchants. Dating them is difficult, excavated examples range in date from the medieval period to the nineteenth century; however, the letter forms inscribed on this example suggest that it is probably post-medieval in date.


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Subsequent actions

Current location of find: returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 7 mm
Weight: 46.1 g
Diameter: 34 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st September 1999

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMGWPA: 99.65.3

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: the Vale of Glamorgan (Unitary Authority)
District: the Vale of Glamorgan (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Llantwit Major (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SS9668
Four figure Latitude: 51.401465
Four figure longitude: -3.496444
1:25K map: SS9668
1:10K map: SS96NE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: returned to finder
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Unknown

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 18 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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