BERK-176691: Medieval weight: Lead weight

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Unique ID: BERK-176691

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A lead alloy weight, probably dating from the medieval to post-medieval periods. The weight is circular in plan with a roughly D-shaped cross section. There are no markings, stamps or decorations on either the upper or lower face of the weight. There is a small depression on the underside of the weight, and this may be a result of manufacturing by turning. The weight weighs 41gms or 1.45oz. Although very hard to date without contextual information, the weight is most likely to date from the medieval to post-medieval period, c. AD 1300-1600,

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 8 mm
Weight: 41 g
Diameter: 27.23 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st February 2012 - Wednesday 29th February 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2011.816

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Little Bedwyn (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU2766
Four figure Latitude: 51.392401
Four figure longitude: -1.613334
1:25K map: SU2766
1:10K map: SU26NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
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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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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