FAKL-AC7B28: Undated and unidentified lead object

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Unique ID: FAKL-AC7B28

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Cast Lead object, probably of Medieval or Post Medieval date. The object is tongue shaped, one face bearing a raised design consisting of a rectantular panel containing a recessed triangle and four small recesses forming a square. One of these appears to contain a pellet. Surrounding the rectangular panel is a band of fine, transverse lines. On the back of the object is a transverse, rectangular loop, now crushed and a projecting blob of lead. Through the object's length is an angled, 2.0mm diameter hole. Length 21.5mm, Width 16.0mm, Thickness 3.3mm, Loop 11.6 x 5.4mm, Mass 4.39g. No parallels have been found for this object and its function remains unclear. It may have been a strap fitting or a seal of some type.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.5 mm
Width: 16 mm
Thickness: 3.3 mm
Weight: 4.39 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Kevin Leahy
Identified by: Dr Kevin Leahy

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SWY 889

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
District: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Woolley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3113
Four figure Latitude: 53.61263951
Four figure longitude: -1.53290055
1:25K map: SE3113
1:10K map: SE31SW
What3Words: battle.intruders.cosmetic
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: FAKL
Created: Thursday 16th March 2017
Updated: Thursday 16th March 2017

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