CORN-A43AA2: Post-medieval trade weight of Charles I

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Unique ID: CORN-A43AA2

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Stamped copper alloy trade weight of Charles I (1625-1649) or Charles II (1660-1685). The weight is circular in plan and flat in section. The upper surface has a lipped rim, within which is a ring of turned parallel lines, from the die. The upper face of the weight is recessed and stamped with three motifs around a central rosette. At the 5 o’clock position there is an ewer, the Founders Company of London mark, which shows they have verified this weight. At the 11 o’clock position there is the royal cipher, a ‘C’ which is surmounted by a crown. The ‘C’ represents Charles I or II. At 1 o’clock there is a dagger, which represents the sword of St. Paul, the mark of the City of London. There is no ‘A’ for 'averdepois' because this weight is below one ounce averdepois. Trade weights such as this one were issued from 1558 until 1714 when weights were set standards. Read (1988) illustrates a similar weight on page 159, No.1074, which is dated from c.1625-1685. Bailey (2000) illustrates a similar weight on page 41, Fig.33.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: returned to finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1625
Date to: AD 1685

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 11.46 g
Diameter: 29.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 2nd June 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Stamped
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Hayle (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5638
Four figure Latitude: 50.191633
Four figure longitude: -5.41985
1:25K map: SW5638
1:10K map: SW58SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: returned to finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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