WMID-7928E4: Medieval to Post Medieval: Complete standing / pyramidal weight

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Unique ID: WMID-7928E4

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A complete lead or lead alloy standing / pyramidal weight, of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (AD 1200 to AD 1600).

The weight has a square base, with a central circular depression. The sides of the weight have been facetted, forming four distinct sides, with bevelled corners. The sides gradually taper towards the top. A complete sub circular suspension loop is present at the top of the weight. The internal diameter of the suspension loop measures 4.3 mm

It measures 40.5 mm in height, 26.5 mm wide and 26.5 mm thick. It weighs 146.7 g or 5.17 oz.

It is a light to mid grey colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail.

Several similar pyramidal / hexagonal weights have been recorded on the PAS database including LEIC-7EFD23, LEIC-D9C2D0, YORYM-F52F85, WILT-ECEC12, SF-0B04D3 and SF-D59B31. All are considered to be Medieval in dating (AD 1200 to AD 1600).

Class: standing / pyramidal

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 40.5 mm
Width: 26.5 mm
Thickness: 26.5 mm
Weight: 146.7 g

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: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Church Lawton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ8254
Four figure Latitude: 53.08291321
Four figure longitude: -2.27017447
1:25K map: SJ8254
1:10K map: SJ85SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting

References cited

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Audit data

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

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