SUSS-F5DCD6: A complete cast, Post Medieval lead-alloy weight. AD 1600-1800.

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: SUSS-F5DCD6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast, Post Medieval lead-alloy weight. AD 1600-1800. The weight is conical with a domed crown from which the body gently tapers to a flat base which has a small circular indentation. The weight was formed by pouring molten lead into a thimble casing then allowing it to cool. Concentric pits are present around the top of the object and from these indentations of incised lines follow a spiral pattern around the circumference of the body to the base. Although this object has been described as a weight, it may also be a gaming piece. It is greenish grey in colour. The weight is 18.9mm tall, 15.7 mm diameter at the base and 14mm at the top. It weighs 31.91 grams.

A similar object is recorded on the data base YORYM-CE5707

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 18.9 mm
Weight: 31.91 g
Diameter: 15.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 4th June 2016 - Saturday 4th June 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Liz Walker
Identified by: Ms Liz Walker

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Horsham (District)
Parish or ward: Steyning (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ1913
Four figure Latitude: 50.90421922
Four figure longitude: -0.30896127
1:25K map: TQ1913
1:10K map: TQ11SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date is that first reported and recorded
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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