SUSS-A48325: Lead weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: SUSS-A48325

Object type certainty: Certain
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A small weight made of lead. The weight is circular, one face is flat the other is domed. The edges are rounded. The weight is undecorated. The weight has been crudely made and not well finished. Some damage has occurred to the weight as a result of being hit by the plough, as several scratches and scars are evident on the surface of the weight. The lead has gone a light greyish-white colour. This weight is possibly medieval, but most probably post-medieval in date. Due to that fact that so few lead weights have been found in archaeological contexts, only a very broad date range can be allocated. Weight: 11g (0.4oz).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.9 mm
Weight: 11 g
Diameter: 27.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st May 2004

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Arun (District)
To be known as: Clapham

Spatial coordinates


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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 18 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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