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Unique ID: NMGW336

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Cast copper alloy square weight. Both sides stamped with the same design: two Maltese-like crosses, one in the top left and the other in the top right corner, and a central, Roman capital, letter 'C'. Dimensions 19mmx19mmx11mm, weight 27.85 grams. The weight does not closely resemble any of the known British coin weights and was probably used for a purpose other than checking coins. Its current weight is just under an ounce. 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
Length: 19 mm
Width: 19 mm
Thickness: 11 mm
Weight: 27.85 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMGWPA: 2000.65.1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Newport (Unitary Authority)
District: Newport (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Langstone (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST3891
Four figure Latitude: 51.614398
Four figure longitude: -2.89683
1:25K map: ST3891
1:10K map: ST39SE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Returned to finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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Audit data

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

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