PUBLIC-B1C5D2: Unkown Lead Weight : Conical with loop (side A)

Rights Holder: Patrick Brown
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WEIGHT

Unique ID: PUBLIC-B1C5D2

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An incomplete cast lead alloy weight of unknown date. This plain, crude lead weight is broadly concial in shape and weighs one pound (491g). The weight originally had an iron loop, the stubs of which protude from opposite sides near the top. The conical shape has a broad rounded top, and around the base there is a wide, uneven lip. The weight has a cream patina, with the underlying grey metal showing at the sight of a recent plough strike.

The weight is 39.6mm tall and has a maximum diameter of 54.3mm.

The weight is similar to example 69 and 75 in Biggs and Withers, Lead Weights.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 39.6 mm
Weight: 491 g
Diameter: 54.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Patrick Brown
Identified by: Dr Patrick Brown

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Brampton Abbotts

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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