WMID-8F851F: Probable Post medieval: Suspension weight

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Unique ID: WMID-8F851F

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete suspension lead or lead alloy weight, of uncertain dating but probably Post medieval (AD 1500 to AD 1900).

The lead weight is cylindrical, with one end narrowed to form a blunt point. The other end is flat, with V shaped grooves cut on opposing sides, to create a notch. A circular suspension hole sits within the notch. It has an internal diameter of 3.4 mm.

It measures 62.5 mm in length and a diameter of 11.8 mm. It weighs 49.2 g.

The weight is an off white colour, with an even surface patina. Scratch and groove marks are present, but these are not in any alignment and likely to be the result of damage whilst within the plough soil.

Class: suspension

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 62.5 mm
Weight: 49.2 g
Diameter: 11.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st April 2017 - Sunday 30th April 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Wigginton and Hopwas (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK2106
Four figure Latitude: 52.65132878
Four figure longitude: -1.69102159
1:25K map: SK2106
1:10K map: SK20NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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