HESH-D3F685: Post Medieval: Stacking Weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: HESH-D3F685

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Cast copper alloy weight of post-medieval date (1625-1685). 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 hollow point; all of these concentric circles are regular and well formed. The front face is further marked with a series of stamps - including a crowned C (for Charles I (1625-1649) or Charles II (1660-1685); the dagger or sword of the London Guildhall; and a faint ewer (coffee pot) of the Worshipful Company of Founders. It is possible that another mark - Tudor rose is present but this is encased in corrosion. The weight is a mid grey green colour with a poorly preserved patina. Both faces have been scratched, although many of these are patinated suggesting that the damage is pre-deposition. Other abrasion especially around the edges is present and these are likely to be caused by movement in the soil.

The weight measures diameter of 35.8mm, 4.3mm thick, and weighs 23.9 grams (0.84 ozs).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1625
Date to: Circa AD 1685

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.3 mm
Weight: 23.9 g
Diameter: 35.8 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hereford Entry Form: HFDMG 2743

Materials and construction

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

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: Much Marcle

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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