HESH-2E5E6C: Unknown: unidentified

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Unique ID: HESH-2E5E6C

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A cast lead alloy weight or possibly a stopper of uncertain age; most probably later medieval or post medieval (1200-1800). The weight is broadly square shaped in plan with a faceted and waisted profile. From the lower edge a square sectioned project extends; this projection is not pierced. The upper surface is slightly domed and heavily abraded; a series of geometric marks are present but these could be as a result of movement in the ploughsoil. The weight is a mid grey white colour with a soft powdery surface corrosion. The exact nature of the function of this artefact is uncertain - the waisted nature of the piece is reminiscent of vessel repairs / pot mends; the projection on the top is similar to that seen on weights - it is also interesting to note that teh find weighs almost 1/4 of a pound.

The find has been recorded due to its close proximity to other finds of historic date.

The artefact measures 29.5mm length, 29.9mm width; it is 26.1mm thick and weighs 111.95 grams (3.98 ounces / 1/4 lb)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.5 mm
Width: 29.9 mm
Thickness: 26.1 mm
Weight: 111.95 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Shropshire Museum Service Object Entry Form: E.00661

Materials and construction

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

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: Brampton Bryan

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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