WMID-7CF056: Medieval to Post Medieval: Complete conical line weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: WMID-7CF056

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete lead or lead alloy weight, of probable Late Medieval to Post Medieval dating (AD 1300 to AD 1800).

The weight is cylindrial in plan, and sub circular in cross section. One end has been squashed together. The central hole has an internal diameter of 8.1 mm. Corrosion products and soil are still present inside the central perforation.

It is a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, probably caused by movement in the plough soil, has resulted in the loss of a significant proportion of the original surface.

It measures 42.6 mm long, has a diameter of 13.6 mm and the sides are 3.6 mm thick. It weighs 35.3 grams (1.25 oz).

The shape and style of this weight would suggest that it is probably a line or fishing weight. However, due to be a functional artefact, styles change little over time so the weight could be of any date from Late Medieval through to Post Medieval (AD 1300 to AD 1800).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42.6 mm
Thickness: 3.6 mm
Weight: 35.3 g
Diameter: 13.6 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
Parish or ward: Stowe-by-Chartley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ9929
Four figure Latitude: 52.85848908
Four figure longitude: -2.01629518
1:25K map: SJ9929
1:10K map: SJ92NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst searching with a metal detector

References cited

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Audit data

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

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