HESH-174E83: Medieval weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: HESH-174E83

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A complete cast lead alloy cylindrial weight of probable Medieval dating (11th to 15th Centuries AD).

The weight is circular in plan and rectangular in cross section. It consists of a small cylindrial weight, with a concavity in the upper most surface. The base is flat.

It has a diameter of 14.2mm and is 9.9mm tall. It weighs 13.1 grams / 0.46 oz.

It probably was originally 0.5 oz in weight, but has lost some weight due to abrasion suffered by being in the plough soil. Weights of this type are hard to accurately date, as they are a functional artefact, and change little stylisically over time. This one is probably Medieval as it has been found in close vicinity to other Medieval artefacts.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 9.9 mm
Weight: 13.1 g
Diameter: 14.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Richards Castle

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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