DUR-780BF5: DUR-780BF5 : Weight : Post-Medieval - Modern

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: DUR-780BF5

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy cup weight of Post-Medieval to Modern date (AD 1550-1900). The object is circular in plan and plano-concave in section due to its flaring sides which create a rim. There are no clearly visible marks on the upper surface of the weight.

The metal is a dark green in colour with a pitted and corroded patina. A small section of the rim is missing due to an old and abraded break

These types of weights were used for weighing gold and silver in the form of coin, small objects or as scrap metal or other precious materials (Saunders 2001, 125).

Diameter: 19.28mm, Thickness: 4.79mm, Weight: 5.9g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.79 mm
Weight: 5.9 g
Diameter: 19.28 mm

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Shotley Low Quarter (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ0556
Four figure Latitude: 54.89870521
Four figure longitude: -1.9235636
1:25K map: NZ0556
1:10K map: NZ05NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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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