ESS-E93E46: Unknown Weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: ESS-E93E46

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast lead weight or possible spindle whorl of uncertain date. The weight is hemispherical and circular in plan, with a concave base and convex top. It has a sub circular hole drilled through the centre. It is undecorated and covered with pitting and scratch marks. The weight has a cream-grey patination and weighs 7.82g.

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. Decorated examples are thought to date to the Medieval to Post Medieval periods while undecorated examples cannot be securely dated without supporting contextual evidence.

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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
Weight: 7.82 g

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-A0008

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.

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Audit data

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

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