HESH-049F63: Medieval - Post Medieval lead alloy weight (front, reverse, profile and plan))

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: HESH-049F63

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Cast lead or lead alloy weight of probable medieval - post medieval date (1300 - 1700). The weight is a pointed oval shape in plan and D shaped in profile . The base is flat with a slight depression at its mid point. The upper surface has a distinct high domed curve - but is undecorated; although the surface is roughened - but patinated. The weight is a mid grey white colour with an even patina that covers all surfaces. It has been marked and abraded in the soil this has caused it to become asymmetrical. A direct parallel has not been found.

The weight measures 41.2mm in length, 23.7mm width, 14.8mm thick and weighs75.4 grams or 2.66 ozs.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41.2 mm
Width: 23.7 mm
Thickness: 14.8 mm
Weight: 75.4 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hereford Museum Entry Form: HFDMG 2799

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Marstow (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO5521
Four figure Latitude: 51.88573151
Four figure longitude: -2.65522063
1:25K map: SO5521
1:10K map: SO52SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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