LVPL-EE34A4: Post Medieval: Trade weight

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Unique ID: LVPL-EE34A4

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A complete cast lead or lead alloy local trade weight, of probable Post Medieval dating (17th to 18th Centuries AD).

The weight is sub circular in plan, and rectangular in profile. The front has been stamped with two sets of incuse lettering: IIII & H B. The first set (IIII) probably denounces the required measure, whether it be 4 ounces or 4 measures of another commodity (such as flour). The second set (HB) are probably the initials of the owner or the company that either commissoned or used the weight.

The back is plain and undecorated. It is a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina.

It has a diameter of 36.64mm and is 10.06mm thick. It weighs 102.1 grams (3.60 oz).

Biggs, N. & Withers, P. (2000) note that weights of this type with numerals are consistent with the Roman weight-system as well as the averdepois system, thus they could equally be 16th century. Given the growing number of these lead weights being found in the North West, it is more probable that these weights are significantly later in date (17th to 18th Centuries AD). Other examples recorded on the PAS include: LVPL-947F06, LVPL-29C770, LVPL-9463C6 and LVPL-AF7CA4.

Reference:
Biggs, N. & Withers, P. 2000 Lead Weights: The David Rogers Collection. The English Weights Series - 6. White House Publications & Galata Print ltd. Llanfyllin.

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Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 10.06 mm
Weight: 102.1 g
Diameter: 36.64 mm

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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

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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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