BERK-0AA6F2: Post-medieval weight: Trade cup-weight

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Unique ID: BERK-0AA6F2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete but worn copper alloy cup-shaped trade weight of the post-medieval period. There are no makers' or issuers' marks or stamps visible. There is the remains of a concreted white material within the weight. This is likely to be a single example from a nested set of weights of differing sizes which were used to weigh gold and silver in the form of coin, small objects or scrap metal or other precious materials. Similar weights are illustrated in Biggs p.16 and are dated to the 16th - 18th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 8.5 mm
Weight: 18.9 g
Diameter: 23.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2014 - Wednesday 19th March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2014.098

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Boxford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4371
Four figure Latitude: 51.4363731
Four figure longitude: -1.38278346
1:25K map: SU4371
1:10K map: SU47SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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