BERK-2F69E3: Post-medieval trade weight: Trade weight

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Unique ID: BERK-2F69E3

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A large, complete copper alloy trade weight dating to the post-medieval period, to the reign of William and Mary (AD 1689-1694). The weight is circular in shape with a raised lip and concentric circles on the front face. Within are several control stamps; a crowned W over M at c. 11 o'clock, a sword for St Paul's (London) at 12 o'clock, a letter A for avoirdupois at 1 o'clock and an ewer for the London Founders' Company at 5 o'clock. The weight weighs 3.720 ounces (105.4 grams), just under a quarter of a pound. Unusually the reverse of this weight appears to have a separate plug in the centre as there is a gap around its circumference; this may be damage although this type of damage has not been seen on other examples.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1689
Date to: Circa AD 1694

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 8.5 mm
Weight: 105.4 g
Diameter: 52 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Mr Dave Jenkins
Secondary identifier: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2016.324

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper 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)
Parish or ward: Llanrothal (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO4918
Four figure Latitude: 51.85824327
Four figure longitude: -2.7419443
1:25K map: SO4918
1:10K map: SO41NE
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

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

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