SWYOR-FC7871: Medieval Weight

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Unique ID: SWYOR-FC7871

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A cast lead alloy weight in the shape of a heart dating from about the Medieval to Post-Medieval periods. The weight has a raised design consisting of a small cross in the centre with a pellet in each angle. The top also appears to have had a raised border but this has been worn away. The bottom of the weight is flat and smooth but it is slightly concave in the centre. It weighs 3 and 3/4oz so probably originally weighed 4oz. The weight has a creamy medium brown patina with the design being enhanced by a creamy light brown patina. Compare also to PAS record IDs: NARC-2E1212 and NLM7089. Heart shaped weights are also discussed in Biggs and Withers.

Length: 40.4mm; Width: 41.9mm; Thickness: 11mm; Weight: 105.42g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1066
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.4 mm
Width: 41.9 mm
Thickness: 11 mm
Weight: 105.42 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Mary Blevins
Identified by: Ms Mary Blevins

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1602

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Calderdale (Metropolitan District)
District: Calderdale (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Sowerby Bridge (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE0722
Four figure Latitude: 53.69439811
Four figure longitude: -1.89546555
1:25K map: SE0722
1:10K map: SE02SE
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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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