HESH-372B15: Medieval - Modern: Weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: HESH-372B15

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast lead alloy weight of unknown date probably later medieval or modern 1300-1800 AD. The weight is sub-circular in plan and D shaped in profile; in cross section it is an irregular rectangle. Through the centre is a sub-circular hole (6.6mm x 6.1mm). There is no sign of decoration and the weight is a mid grey colour with an even, but powdery corrosion. Similar weights have been dated to both the Roman and the medieval periods however it is most likely that this is of medieval date, probably for use as a net or line weight.

The weight measures 12.7mm length, 13.1mm width, is 8.2mm high and weighs 5.32 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.7 mm
Height: 8.2 mm
Width: 13.1 mm
Weight: 5.32 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: Wigmore

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

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

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