DUR-4E78B5: Trade Weight- DUR-4E78B5

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: DUR-4E78B5

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

Cast lead flat Medieval trade weight.

It is shield shaped in plan with rounded edges. The front of the weight would have had a fleur-de-lys in relief but this has mostly worn away, leaving only the very tip visible. There are some scratches on both faces, these are most likely plough damage.

This is a weight used on scales as there is no sign of an attachment loop.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 70.29 mm
Width: 51.64 mm
Thickness: 8.21 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Redcar and Cleveland (Unitary Authority)
District: Redcar and Cleveland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Lockwood (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ6814
Four figure Latitude: 54.51675
Four figure longitude: -0.95109
1:25K map: NZ6814
1:10K map: NZ61SE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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

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