LVPL-04B6D6: Post Medieval: Trade weight

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Unique ID: LVPL-04B6D6

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A cast copper alloy square trade weight, of Post Medieval to Modern dating (17th to 19th Centuries AD).

The weight is square in plan and rectangular in cross section / profile. The front has been stamped with the inscription '3.12', presumably the weight that it was required to weigh. The back is plain and undecorated.

The weight is a dark green / brown colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement in the plough soil has resulted in the loss of some of the original surface and detail.

The weight measures 20.84mm in length, 21.11mm wide and 7.68mm thick. It weighs 23.5 grams (0.83 oz).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.84 mm
Width: 21.11 mm
Thickness: 7.68 mm
Weight: 23.5 g

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper 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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