WMID-5024E6: Modern: Complete circular trade weight

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Unique ID: WMID-5024E6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A circular copper alloy trade weight of Modern dating (AD 1837 to AD 1901).

The trade weight is circular in shape, and rectangular in cross section. The obverse has a raised rim of 2.3 mm width, with a circular engraved border as decoration. Two more concentric engraved circles are present on the obverse. Within the central circle, a possible stamp is present, probably consisting of a Crowned VR, indicating that it was probably issued during the reign of Queen Victoria (AD 1837 to AD 1901). The reverse has a central depression and multiple filemarks.

It has a diameter of 23.3 mm and is 5.1 mm thick. It weighs 13.5 g (0.47 oz).

Class: trade

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1837
Date to: Circa AD 1901

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5.1 mm
Weight: 13.5 g
Diameter: 23.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: South Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Brewood and Coven (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ9106
Four figure Latitude: 52.65165429
Four figure longitude: -2.13447051
1:25K map: SJ9106
1:10K map: SJ90NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: found whilst out metal detecting

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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