LANCUM-68FC39:

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: LANCUM-68FC39

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Lead conical weight with a pointed apex and circular base. The base has a cavity within it that is almost circular in plan. The apex has an integral central circular aperture that is which may have been used with a hook to suspend the weight, but it is more likely to have been used as a standing weight. The base has a cavity within it that is almost circular in plan. Similar weights are illustrated in Egan, G., 1998 The Medieval Household: Daily Living c.1150-c.1450 (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London) London : The Stationery Office, 322, no.1038, and are dated 15th to 16th century AD.

Weights can be hard to date due to being a functional item that has not altered significantly over time. Biggs and Withers (2000) note that standing weights made of lead were still used in comparatively recent times.

Biggs, N. and Withers, P., (2000) Lead Weights: The David Rogers Collection. Powys, White House Publications & Galata Print Ltd.

The length is 48mm, the width is 43mm and the weight 298.58g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 48 mm
Width: 43 mm
Weight: 298.58 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 25th January 2017 - Wednesday 25th January 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Noon
Identified by: Mr Stuart Noon
Secondary identifier: Mr Stuart Noon

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Limehouse (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3681
Four figure Latitude: 51.51156642
Four figure longitude: -0.04157385
1:25K map: TQ3681
1:10K map: TQ38SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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