PUBLIC-6113D7: Lead Dress Weight

Rights Holder: Stephen Auker
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Unique ID: PUBLIC-6113D7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Circular lead fabric weight. There is a circular recess on one side, within which are two circular holes that pierce the disc. Despite looking like a button, these weights were and are used to weigh down the hems of curtains, and perhaps also skirts. Examples can be seen on page 83 of Bailey's (2004) Buttons and Fasteners. They seem to come into use perhaps in the eighteenth century, and are still available to buy today.

Diameter 33.33mm, Thickness 3.80mm, Weight 25.7gms

Class: fabric

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1750
Date to: Circa AD 2000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.8 mm
Weight: 25.7 g
Diameter: 33.33 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 26th July 2015 - Sunday 26th July 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stephen Auker
Identified by: Mr Stephen Auker

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bradford (Metropolitan District)
District: Bradford (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Keighley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE0442
Four figure Latitude: 53.87418846
Four figure longitude: -1.94064694
1:25K map: SE0442
1:10K map: SE04SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Audit data

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

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