LVPL-ED9720: Late Medieval to Post Medieval: Suspension weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: LVPL-ED9720

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast lead or lead alloy weight, of probable Late Medieval to Post Medieval dating (1300 to 1800 AD).

The weight is cylindrial in plan, and sub circular in cross section. It has been formed from rolling up a small sheet of lead. The seam is present running along the length of the weight.

It is a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, probably caused by movement in the plough soil, has resulted in the loss of a significant proportion of the original surface.

It measures 35.94mm long, is 16.15mm wide and 14.13mm thick. The sheet of lead alloy is approximately 4.5mm thick. It weighs 45.6 grams (1.61 oz).

The shape and style of this weight would suggest that it is probably a line or fishing weight. However, due to be a functional artefact, styles change little over time so the weight could be of any date from Late Medieval through to Post Medieval (1300 to 1800 AD).

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 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.94 mm
Width: 16.15 mm
Thickness: 14.13 mm
Weight: 45.6 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: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Vale Royal

Spatial coordinates


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

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

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