LVPL-B43AC5: Medieval: Fishing weight

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Unique ID: LVPL-B43AC5

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A complete cast lead or lead alloy possible Fishing weight, of probable Medieval dating (11th to 15th Centuries AD).

The weight is a flattened spherical pointed oval shape, with two grooves in both of the main faces giving a fluted effect. An integral but incomplete loop is present at one of the pointed ends.

It is a off white to light grey colour, with an even surface patina.

It measures 61.48mm in length, 25.96mm wide and 9.04mm thick. It weighs 69.3 grams.

A similar weight is described by Egan (1998, 310) which has a lentoid, triangular sectioned form. It may have been used to weigh down nets, as a plumb bob or on ships. This example dates from 1350 - 1400 and this weight may be from a similar date but may also be from other periods.

Several similar weights have been recorded on the PAS database, e.g. LVPL-FA6180, LVPL-FFE467, SWYOR-508104, DENO-0A3621, DENO-504967 and SUSS-A21100.

Reference:
Egan, G. 1998. Weighing Apparatus. in Egan, 1998. pp301-329.
Egan, G. 1998. The Medieval Household. Daily Living c.1150-c.1450. Medieval Finds from Excavations in London: 6. Museum of London. London: The Stationery Office.

Class: fishing

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 61.48 mm
Width: 25.96 mm
Thickness: 9.04 mm
Weight: 69.3 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: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Denbighshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Denbighshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Llangollen (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ2044
Four figure Latitude: 52.98734
Four figure longitude: -3.193154
1:25K map: SJ2044
1:10K map: SJ24SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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