WAW-633B33: Medieval: Pyramidal weight

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Unique ID: WAW-633B33

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A complete cast lead or lead alloy pyramid standing weight, of probable Medieval dating (14th to Mid 16th Centuries AD).

The weight is oval in plan, and sub triangular in profile. The width of the weight increases from the base (maximum) to the top (minimum width). The top of the weight has been deliberately flattened, and a suspension / hanging hole of irregular shape has been placed. The hole has been located off centre and has an internal diameter of 3.86mm.

The base of the weight is oval in plan, and exhibits an irregular oval concavity. The surface of the weight is rough and undecorated.

The weight measures 35.30mm tall, 32.18mm wide and 26.67mm thick. It weighs 113.6 grams or 4.01 ozs.

The weight is a dark grey colour with an even surface patina.

Weights can be hard to date due to being a functional artefact, forms and styles do not alter significantly over time. However the weight is similar to several examples #68, 70 and 71, published by Biggs and Withers in 2000 (pp31-33), believed to be Medieval in dating.

Reference:

Biggs, N. & Withers, P. 2000 Lead Weights: The David Rogers Collection. Llanfyllin: English Weights Series 6.

Class: Pyramid

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 35.3 mm
Width: 32.18 mm
Thickness: 26.67 mm
Weight: 113.6 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Rugby (District)
Parish or ward: Burton Hastings (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4189
Four figure Latitude: 52.497372
Four figure longitude: -1.397501
1:25K map: SP4189
1:10K map: SP48NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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