ESS-E922F6: Early Medieval Weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: ESS-E922F6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast lead weight or gaming piece, dating to the Early Medieval period (850 - 950 AD). The object is in the form of a truncated cone, circular base and tapering sides, with a flattened top. Five knops projection from the top, giving the object a castellated appearance. It measures 32mm in diameter.

A similar example is recorded on this database; FAKL-CED235.

Notes:

Artefact not seen by FLO.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Viking
Date from: Circa AD 850
Date to: Circa AD 950

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 32 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 1991 - Saturday 1st January 2000

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
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 044-A0007

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Castle Camps (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6242
Four figure Latitude: 52.05270943
Four figure longitude: 0.36123347
1:25K map: TL6242
1:10K map: TL64SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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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