SOM-B5CB37: Medieval (possibly) Weight

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Unique ID: SOM-B5CB37

Object type certainty: Probably
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A small conical cast lead weight of uncertain but possibly medieval date. The weight measures 11mm in height by 16.7mm (base diameter) by 7.2mm (top diameter) and weighs 13.4g. There is a circular hole running from the top to the bottom. The hole is slightly off centre at the base. The base has two diagional grooves at one side and a third groove running across from side to side next to the hole. It is also possible that this object is a small spindle whorl for a drop-spindle.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Post AD 1066
Date to: Ante AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 11 mm
Width: 16.7 mm
Thickness: 7.2 mm
Weight: 13.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th September 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Philip Knibb
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Corfe Castle Rally Reference 177

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: Purbeck (District)
To be known as: Corfe Castle

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Rally
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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