HESH-9CFB15: Medieval: Weight

Rights Holder: Birmingham Museums Trust
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

WEIGHT

Unique ID: HESH-9CFB15

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Cast lead or lead alloy weight of probable Medieval date (1200-1500 AD). The weight is broadly circular in plan and regular in cross section. The upper face is relatively flat and has a single irregular pierced hole through the centre. The corroded remnants of an iron wire are present; this wire would have aided the use and also secured it for safekeeping / storage. The weight is a mid grey colour with an even, but slightly corroded and abraded, patina which covers all surfaces. The weight has been marked by movement in the ploughsoil. This weight is most likely to date from the later medieval period, although a direct parallel has not been found.

The weight measures 26.6mm in diameter and is 8.2mm thick. It weighs 44.92 grams or 1.5ozs (693 grains).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 8.2 mm
Weight: 44.92 g
Diameter: 26.6 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Secondary material: Iron
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: Lugwardine

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: HESH-1F5032
Object type: WEIGHT
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Cast lead or lead alloy weight of probable Medieval date (1200-1700 AD). The weight is broadly circular in plan and regular in cross section. …
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: HESH-F321B0
Object type: WEIGHT
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Cast lead or lead alloy weight of possible Roman (50-400 AD) or post medieval date (1500-1800). The weight is broadly circular in plan and re…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: HESH-D0D345
Object type: WEIGHT
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Cast lead or lead alloy weight of probable Medieval date (1200-1500 AD). The weight is broadly circular in plan and regular in cross section.…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.