WILT-EE5118: Medieval: Lead weight

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Unique ID: WILT-EE5118

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An incomplete Roman or medieval lead weight dating to c AD 43-1500. Its cross section is D shape, but it appears to be rather flat, compared to other weight specimens. It could be suggested that the weight was unintentionally squashed or cut at some point. Despite these physical changes, the weight still has a central perforation, and on the anterior surface, a raised area of lead giving the weight a bee hive like effect.

The central perforation is c9.74mm in diameter. It weighs 33.04g and measures 28.29mm in diameter and is 8mm thick/in height.

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Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 8 mm
Thickness: 8 mm
Weight: 33.04 g
Diameter: 28.29 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5014

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST9690
Four figure Latitude: 51.6088185
Four figure longitude: -2.0591583
1:25K map: ST9690
1:10K map: ST99SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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

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