LVPL-3A1477: Post-Medieval unidentified object

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Unique ID: LVPL-3A1477

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete lead alloy object probably dating to the Post-Medieval period. The object is sub-rectangular in plan and rectangular in cross-section. One face of the object is stamped with a shield shaped stamp bearing a lion rampant left above which are the initials W I. A sub-rectangular perforation has been punched through the object at one corner of the shield. The rear of the object is stamped with five hearts irregularly spaced. The object has a mid white patina and is worn. The exact function of the object is unknown however it may have been a piece of lead waste which was used as a practice piece.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.26 mm
Width: 20.75 mm
Thickness: 2.62 mm
Weight: 10.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st March 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Nantwich

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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