PUBLIC-6F5A42: plain lead weight

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-6F5A42

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete, cast, lead alloy weight, probably Post Medieval in date but due to the lack of other dating may date from the Roman - Post Medieval periods. This crudely shaped weight has a flat base, cylidrical body and domed top. It is sub-circular in plan. There is a central piercing. The surface is very abraded, with a yellow white patina in the unworn areas, and grey yellow colour where abrasion has occurred. There is no obvious decoration or symbols on the well worn surface.

It's maximum diameter is 30.4mm, and it is 16.1mm high. It weighs 65.7g.

The central piercing's diameter tapers from 8.1mm at the base to 7.3mm at the top.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 16.1 mm
Weight: 62.7 g
Diameter: 30.4 mm

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Patrick Brown
Identified by: Dr Patrick Brown

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
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: Brampton Abbotts

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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