HESH-3AF0D4: Medieval: weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: HESH-3AF0D4

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast lead or lead alloy weight (or possibly a very thick token) of probable late Medieval or Post Medieval date (1350 - 1650). The weight is circular in plan and D shaped in cross section. The edges around the front face are faceted; the design on the front consists of high relief cast ribs and pellets. These forms the initial I b or possibly 91 depending on direction of orientation. The lines are all pellet terminalled and there are two pellets in the field, one below the 9 (or above the b) and one after the 1 (or before the I). The reverse face is plain and undecorated. The weight is a mid grey brown colour with an even slightly abraded patina that covers all surfaces. A direct parallel for this weight has not been found.

The weight measures 28.2mm in diameter and is 5.7mm thick. It weighs 22.83 grams or 0.81ozs (352.8 grains).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5.7 mm
Weight: 22.83 g
Diameter: 28.2 mm

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)
Parish or ward: Leintwardine (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO4074
Four figure Latitude: 52.360757
Four figure longitude: -2.882499
1:25K map: SO4074
1:10K map: SO47SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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