HESH-627C4E: Medieval to Post-Medieval Weight (plan, front, back, lower edge)

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Unique ID: HESH-627C4E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A conical lead alloy standing weight of probable Medieval to Post-Medieval date, circa (AD 1300 - 1700). The apex is a rounded knop and measures 9.38mm in diameter. There is a centrally placed rectangular indentation on the upper surface of the apex, this measures 5.14 mm in length. The sides of the weight flare to the rounded flat base with a diameter measuring 23.8mm. The outer faces of the weight are decorated with four vertical ribs that are fairly evenly spaced around the circumference of the weight. On one side there is the design of a triangle, comprised of a moulded raised rib. The weight has a well-developed cream coloured patina across all surfaces. The weight is 1 ΒΌ oz. This example is a similar weight to (HESH-275213) which is suggested as dating to the Medieval Period.

The weight stands at 18.3mm in height with a base diameter of (max) 23.8mm and weighs 35.57 grams or (547 grains or 1.25 ozs).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 18.3 mm
Weight: 35.58 g
Diameter: 23.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th December 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Victoria Allnatt
Identified by: Ms Victoria Allnatt

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SMS 00863

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Yatton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO4267
Four figure Latitude: 52.29804804
Four figure longitude: -2.8519231
1:25K map: SO4267
1:10K map: SO46NW
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

References cited

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Audit data

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

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