WMID-DEA514: Post medieval: Coin weight or possible trade weight

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Unique ID: WMID-DEA514

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete cast copper-alloy circular trade weight, of Post Medieval or Modern date.

It has two stamped marks on the top surface, a quartered shield of London (with sword in first quarter) and a ewer for the Founders' Company. File marks are present on the reverse. The shield of London was used from 1826.

The weight measures 15.88 mm in diameter, 2.74 mm thick and weighs 2.7 g (0.10 oz). The weight is a mid to dark green colour, with an even surface patina.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1800
Date to: Circa AD 1850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.74 mm
Weight: 2.7 g
Diameter: 15.88 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Other reference numbers

Other reference: TG - Paper - Folder 23

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

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: SO8095
Four figure Latitude: 52.552472
Four figure longitude: -2.296399
1:25K map: SO8095
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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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