WMID-C8D1D0: Medieval to Post Medieval: Complete spherical weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: WMID-C8D1D0

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete lead or lead alloy weight, probably from a net or line of unknown dating, but probably Medieval to Modern (AD 1200 to AD 1900).

The weight is sub-spherical, with a central swelling. A single square shaped hole is set off centre with an internal of diameter 5.0mm. Slight flattening is present on a couple of the sides.

It measures 16.0mmin length and has a diameter of 20.8 mm. It weighs 31.4 g (1.11 oz).

It is a dark grey colour, with an even patina across the surface. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16 mm
Weight: 31.4 g
Diameter: 20.8 mm

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: Werrington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ9149
Four figure Latitude: 53.03819743
Four figure longitude: -2.13567239
1:25K map: SJ9149
1:10K map: SJ94NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: found whilst out metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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