HESH-447EE3: Post Medieval: Weight

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Unique ID: HESH-447EE3

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A cast lead alloy weight of probable Roman or Medieval date 100 -1650 AD. The weight is an irregular conical shape with the base being an irregular circular shape and the apex an irregular dome. The weight is undecorated, although it has a series of possible marks on the outer surface these are distorted by laminating corrosion patina. The weight is pierced at the apex by an irregular slanting hole which has possibly cast rather than drilled: the hole has a diameter of 4.9mm. Without other artefacts from the same context it is difficult to date the artefact; due to the variation in finds from this site it is likely to date to either the Roman or Medieval period. The weight weighs fractionally over a ΒΌ ounce, however metal has been lost through corrosion suggesting a heavier weight originally.

The weight measures 14.8mm high, 13.4mm wide at base and is 12.7mm thick. It weighs 7.75 grams (119 grains or 0.27 ozs).

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Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 1
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 14.8 mm
Width: 13.4 mm
Thickness: 12.7 mm
Weight: 7.75 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
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 less than 0.25 m

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Audit data

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

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