HESH-096BA0: Post Medieval: Weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: HESH-096BA0

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper alloy weight of probable late post-medieval or modern date (1700-1800). The weight is part of a larger group of stacking weights, having a wide and relatively thick raised edge on the upper face. The front and rear faces both have turned circles around a central point on the obverse and a raised boss on the reverse; all of these concentric circles are regular and well formed. Around the central area on the reverse is a considerable depression . The upper face is marked irregularly with a series of stamped initials. These comprise a crowned G (George I), a long sword (the city of London)and an A (avoirdupois) - another A is present but stamped on its side. The reverse is also marked with two initials placed on the upper edge - the are both deeply impressed the first an A the second possible a T. The weight is a mid dusty green colour with a abraded and corroded polished patina.

The weight measures 9.0mm thick, diameter of 49.5mm and weighs 107.69 grams (3.8 ozs or 1662grains).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 9 mm
Weight: 107.69 g
Diameter: 49.5 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: HFD Entry Form No: HFDMG 2696

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper 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: Brinsop

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

References cited

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Audit data

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

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