SOMDOR-59C3A3: Medieval Weight

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Unique ID: SOMDOR-59C3A3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A circular lead weight of possible late medieval date (13th-15th century). It has thickened edges and a central circular recess. A reasonable parallel was recovered from excavations at the College of Vicars Choral, York, between 1973-1980, and dated to between the 13th-15th centuries (Ottaway & Rogers, 2002, 2955-6, no.14581).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1200
Date to: AD 1499

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 16th September 2006

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr John Davey
Identified by: Dr John Davey

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Toller Down

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Toller metal detecting rally
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOMDOR
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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