LANCUM-1DAEE0: Trade weight of Elizabeth I

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: LANCUM-1DAEE0

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Probably a cast copper alloy weight of post-medieval date (1588-1603). The weight is part of a larger group of stacking weights. The front has a turned incised circle around the external edge and a central hollow point; the rear is flat and undecorated. The front face is further marked with a series of stamps: these include a probably crowned EL (very faint), the dagger or sword of the London Guildhall, and the ewer (coffee pot) of the Worshipful Company of Founders. The crowned EL dates this weight to the reign of Elizabeth I (1588-1603). The weight is a mid-green colour with a well preserved polished patina. Both faces have been scratched, and the edges abraded most probably by movement in the soil.

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 1588
Date to: Circa AD 1603

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37 mm
Height: 3.5 mm
Weight: 21.27 g
Diameter: 37 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st March 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton
Secondary identifier: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Lancaster (District)
To be known as: Hornby

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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