WILT-E2BFA7: Post medieval: Lead weight

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Unique ID: WILT-E2BFA7

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A complete lead weight dating to the post medieval period AD 1700-1900

The object is notable manufactured by lead due to its white parlour. It is circular in shape, but not spherical in cross section, because with exceptions with lumps and bumps on the surface, the object is flat. The obverse surface is decorated with a worn, but obvious design of a rider and his horse. The rider appears to be holding some sort of sceptre or staff, implying that the figure could potentially be someone of great significance and importance.

The reverse surface of the object is very smooth and remains undecorated. It appears that the object could have been attached by cloth material and functioned as a weight from that. There is also suggestive evidence (by a potential separating line/groove), that the object was manufactured by two separate discs of lead which were sandwiched together by a press.

The diameter of the object is 27.77mm, and the weight is 35.42g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 35.42 g
Diameter: 27.77 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Grace Clark
Identified by: Miss Grace Clark

Other reference numbers

Other reference: WHM 2016-96

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Swindon (Unitary Authority)
District: Swindon (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Chiseldon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1779
Four figure Latitude: 51.50967614
Four figure longitude: -1.75643575
1:25K map: SU1779
1:10K map: SU17NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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

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