WMID-796032: Post Medieval: Complete circular flat weight 'IIII'

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Unique ID: WMID-796032

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A complete lead or lead alloy local trade weight, of probable Post Medieval dating (17th to 18th Centuries AD).

The weight is sub circular in shape, and rectangular in cross section. Two concentric grooves decorate the front of the weight. Inside these grooves, it has been stamped with a set of incuse marks, which read IIII. This mark (I) probably denounces the required measure, whether it be 4 ounces or 4 measures of another commodity (such as flour).

The back is plain and undecorated. A central depression is present. It is a light to mid grey colour, with an even surface patina.

It has a diameter of 34.5 mm and is 12.4 mm thick. It weighs 108.2 grams (3.82 oz).

Biggs, N. & Withers, P. (2000) note that weights of this type with numerals are consistent with the Roman weight-system as well as the averdepois system, thus they could equally be 16th century. Given the growing number of these lead weights being found in the North West, it is more probable that these weights are significantly later in date (17th to 18th Centuries AD). Other examples recorded on the PAS include: LVPL-947F06, LVPL-29C770, LVPL-9463C6 and LVPL-AF7CA4.

Reference:
Biggs, N. & Withers, P. 2000 Lead Weights: The David Rogers Collection. The English Weights Series - 6. White House Publications & Galata Print ltd. Llanfyllin.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 12.4 mm
Weight: 108.2 g
Diameter: 34.5 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: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Gawsworth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ9067
Four figure Latitude: 53.19998059
Four figure longitude: -2.15115335
1:25K map: SJ9067
1:10K map: SJ96NW
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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