DUR-6F3307: DUR-6F3307 : Trade Weight : Post-Medieval

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Unique ID: DUR-6F3307

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A complete copper alloy trade weight of Post-Medieval date (AD 1714-1820). The trade weight is from a stacking set, it is a plano-concave lathe turned disk. This example is the 1oz weight. The obverse of the weight has four designs stamped into it; 1). A crowned G for one of the King Georges 2). Sword for the City of London, (Guildhall mark, the sword of St Paul) 3). 'A' for avoirdupois and 4). Ewer or coffee pot, the mark of the London Founder's Company, which verified weights.

The metal is a light green in colour with a smooth patina.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1714
Date to: Circa AD 1820

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5.2 mm
Weight: 24.5 g
Diameter: 31.76 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: South Tyneside (Metropolitan District)
District: South Tyneside (Metropolitan District)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ3961
Four figure Latitude: 54.94214529
Four figure longitude: -1.39274551
1:25K map: NZ3961
1:10K map: NZ36SE
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

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Audit data

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

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