WMID-64ED04: Medieval to Post Medieval: Complete standing weight

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Unique ID: WMID-64ED04

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A complete standing weight, of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (AD 1200 to AD 1600).

The weight is sub triangular in shape, and rectangular in cross section. It consists of a flattened four sided pyramid, with a flat top. Both the top and bottom are rectangular in shape. The front and back are sub rectangular in shape and the sides are rectangular. A circular perforation (suspension hole) is present towards the top of the weight and runs from front to back. It has an internal diameter of 2.2 mm. The base has an irregular shaped concavity present.

The weight is 21.6 mm tall, 18.2 mm wide at the base, 11.9 mm wide at the top and 13.0 mm thick. It weighs 33.0 g (1.16 oz).

The weight is a light grey colour, with an even surface patina.

Weights can be hard to date due to being a functional artefact, forms and styles do not alter significantly over time.

Class: standing

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.6 mm
Width: 11.9 mm
Thickness: 13 mm
Weight: 33 g

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: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Staffordshire Moorlands (District)
Parish or ward: Cheadle (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ9943
Four figure Latitude: 52.98433906
Four figure longitude: -2.01634326
1:25K map: SJ9943
1:10K map: SJ94SE
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 out metal detecting

References cited

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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