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WEIGHT

Unique ID: HESH-37FE80

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast lead or lead alloy weight of probable medieval date (1200 - 1400). The weight is sub-circular in plan and rectangular in cross section. The front face is decorated with an incised design comprising two vertically conjoined I's or horizontally conjoined H's. The reverse face has a series of small triangular shaped knife nicks or cuts present. The weight is a mid grey colour with an even but abraded patina that covers all surfaces. It has been marked and abraded in the soil; this has caused the weight to become slightly asymmetrical. Similar weights have been dated to the medieval period and it is suggested that they were used as pan weights by traders / merchants etc.

The weight measures 42.4mm in diameter and is 9.7mm thick; it weighs 108.1 grams or 3.8ozs. The weight may suggest it was used as a trade or bullion / sterling weight of c. 4oz's or ΒΌ of a pound.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 9.7 mm
Weight: 108.1 g
Diameter: 42.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th November 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hereford Museum Object Entry Form: HFDMG: 3244

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
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)
To be known as: Pipe and Lyde

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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

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