PUBLIC-4E573A: Post Medieval Trade Weight: Charles I or II

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-4E573A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A 17th-century post-medieval copper-alloy quarter ounce trade weight, dating from the reign of Charles I or II (1625-1685).

The pan weight is formed of a thick disc. On the front there is a raised circumferential rim with an incuse ring at the centre, surrounded by fine circumferential turning marks. There are three stamped marks on the front: a crowned letter 'C' (at 11 o'clock), which is the royal cypher; The dagger of St. Paul (at 1 'clock), for London, the place of its manufacture; a ewer (at 6 o'clock), for the Founders Company of London. The ewer has not been struck correctly, such that only the base is present.

The weight has a dark green patina. The flat underside has been heavily filed. There is some abrasion to the rim such that it is underweight.

The weight is 19.3 mm in diameter and 4.0 mm thick; it weighs 6.22 g (0.22 oz).

Class: trade

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1625
Date to: Exactly AD 1685

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 6.22 g
Diameter: 19.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Patrick Brown
Identified by: Dr Patrick Brown

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
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: Brampton Abbotts

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: PUBLIC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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