ESS-6F592D: A Medieval lead alloy weight, probably dating 13th-15th century.

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Unique ID: ESS-6F592D

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A Medieval lead alloy weight, probably dating 13th-15th century. The object is circular with the side tapering from the base to the top. The metal is a mid-light grey, with a darker grey visible beneath the areas of damage.

Similar examples are published on the database, cf. LEIC-F7DC9D and have been published in Algar and Egan (2001, fig 44, nos 42-51). Most tend to date to the Later Medieval period.

Dimensions: diameter: 45.59 mm; thickness: 15.94 mm; weight: g.

Reference: Algar, D. and Egan, G. 2001. lead/tin alloys. in Saunders, P. Salisbury and Wiltshire Museum Medieval Catalogue. Salisbury: Salisbury and Wiltshire Museum.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: CIMS
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 15.94 mm
Diameter: 45.59 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr B Paites
Identified by: Mr B Paites

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OEF 7883

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Chelmsford (District)
Parish or ward: South Hanningfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ6995
Four figure Latitude: 51.62843382
Four figure longitude: 0.44028043
1:25K map: TQ6995
1:10K map: TQ69NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: CIMS
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 3 years ago
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