WMID-141544: Medieval to Post Medieval: Standing hexagonal or pyramidal weight

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Unique ID: WMID-141544

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast lead or lead alloy standing / hexagonal / pyramidal weight, of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (AD 1200 to AD 1600).

The weight has a circular base, with a central circular depression. The sides of the weight have been facetted, forming six distinct sides. The sides gradually taper towards the top. An incomplete suspension loop is present at the top of the weight.

It measures 49.40 mm in height, 22.56 mm wide and 22.69 mm thick. It weighs 114.6 g or 4.04 oz.

It is a light to mid grey colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail.

Several similar pyramidal / hexagonal weights have been recorded on the PAS database including LEIC-7EFD23, LEIC-D9C2D0, YORYM-F52F85, WILT-ECEC12, SF-0B04D3 and SF-D59B31. All are considered to be Medieval in dating (AD 1200 to AD 1600).

Class: standing / pyramidal / hexagonal

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 49.4 mm
Width: 22.56 mm
Thickness: 22.69 mm
Weight: 114.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st March 2012 - Saturday 31st March 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Other reference numbers

Other reference: TG Paper - Folder 3

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Claverley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8195
Four figure Latitude: 52.552508
Four figure longitude: -2.28165
1:25K map: SO8195
1:10K map: SO89NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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