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Unique ID: HESH-6E6F81

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A complete circular lead probable trade weight of possible Post-Medieval date, circa 17th - 18th centuries. The weight has flat surfaces on the upper and lower faces. The obverse face has a stamped mark which could represent either 'IB' for the weight or may be an official stamp that represent the initials of an authority or establishment. The stamp is situated slightly off centre. The reverse does not have a stamp or decoration. The weight is a mid-cream to brown colour with a worn surface.

Biggs and Withers (2000) suggest weights with stamped marks date from 15th to 18th centuries, and that local authorities continued to stamp weights in the 17th and 18th century. This trade weight is approximately half a pound on the averdepois weight system (225 grams). The purpose of the official stamp was to give the weight validity, Bigg and Withers (2000).

This weight measures 44.11mm in diameter, 17mm in thickness, 225g in weight.

Biggs, N. and Withers, P., (2000) Lead Weights: The David Rogers Collection Powys, White House Publications.

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Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 17 mm
Weight: 225 g
Diameter: 44.11 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Victoria Allnatt
Identified by: Ms Victoria Allnatt
Secondary identifier: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: HFDMG: 3208

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: Hentland (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO5429
Four figure Latitude: 51.95757127
Four figure longitude: -2.67082039
1:25K map: SO5429
1:10K map: SO52NW
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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