LVPL-951100: Weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: LVPL-951100

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast lead alloy and iron trade weight, of probable Post Medieval dating (17th to 18th Centuries AD). The object is a disc with slightly rounded edges and contains a central circular plug of iron, visible on both faces. One face has been stamped with II. The object has a mid-grey patina.

Biggs, N. & Withers, P. (2000) note that weights of this type with numerals are consistent with the Roman weight-system as well as the averdepois system, thus they could equally be 16th century. Given the growing number of these lead weights being found in the North West, it is more probable that these weights are significantly later in date (17th to 18th Centuries AD). Other examples recorded on the PAS include: LVPL-947F06, LVPL-29C770, LVPL-9463C6 and LVPL-AF7CA4.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 6.56 mm
Weight: 51.2 g
Diameter: 32.47 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st November 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Mollington

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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

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