LVPL-9E25E4: LVPL-9E25E4

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Unique ID: LVPL-9E25E4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Cast copper alloy weight dating to the Early Medieval period. The object is sub-circular in plan and rectangular in cross-section. The upper surface is decorated with five running spirals within a grooved border. The reverse of the object is decorated with three ring-and-dot decorations which are unevenly spaced. Some signs of corrosion can be seen on the lower surface. The object has a dark green patina.

Weights such as this are usually attached to a block of lead. Although the object measures 5.98mm in thickness it appears to have originally been a mount from a shrine. It can be dated to the 9th or 10th century, and is perhaps related to the lead weights of Viking-age date with similar decorated tops made from pieces of glass or metalwork set into the top. Compare DUR-E573C1.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 800
Date to: Circa AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5.98 mm
Weight: 24.9 g
Diameter: 27.17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st March 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Secondary identifier: Dr Kevin Leahy

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Curvilinear
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
To be known as: Malton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting.
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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