DUR-5B3460: DUR-5B3460

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Unique ID: DUR-5B3460

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Copper alloy Post Medieval trade weight.

It is circular in plan with a raised edge. There are stamped symbols on the front face which are

At 12 o'clock, a sword, representing i St.Paul meaning it was made in London. At 3 o'clock is a crowned G, meaning it was one of the King Georges. At 6 o'clock is a coffee pot/ ewer meaning it was made by the company of founders. At 9 o'clock, an A for Averdepois, the type of weight.

This system of marks was in use 1590-1826 and London authorised weights were widely used int he provinces.The position of the marks tells you it is George III or George IV before 1826 (Biggs, English Weights p.52)

Class: Trade

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1750
Date to: Circa AD 1826

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5.4 mm
Weight: 24.6 g
Diameter: 30.49 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
To be known as: Stokesley Area

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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