ESS-D3E122: Unknown Weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: ESS-D3E122

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A probable cast lead weight of uncertain date. The artefact is sub rectangular with a sub rectangular cross section. It is undecorated with a slightly pitted surface. It measures 13mm in length and weighs 13.12g.

Lead weights, along with spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the Post Medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty. Undecorated examples cannot be securely dated without supporting contextual evidence.

Notes:

Record from images and information supplied by the finder, artefact not seen by FLO.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13 mm
Weight: 13.12 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 1994 - Saturday 31st December 1994

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Sarah R Deacon
Identified by: Mr Mike Cuddeford
Secondary identifier: Miss Sarah R Deacon

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's Reference 045-A0011

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Chelmsford (District)
Parish or ward: Chignall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6611
Four figure Latitude: 51.77305824
Four figure longitude: 0.4045884
1:25K map: TL6611
1:10K map: TL61SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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