YORYM-409EF9: Medieval to post medieval lead weight

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Unique ID: YORYM-409EF9

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A complete cast lead weight probably dating to the medieval to post medieval period. The weight is triangular in shape, with rounded edges. The upper surface is slightly convex, with an incised border all the way around. The reverse is flat and undecorated.

The metal is a light brownish-white colour and is worn. The weight is 56.8 mm long, 44.2 mm wide and 25.3 mm thick. It weighs 436.0 g.

Such objects are difficult to date with any degree of certainty without contextual evidence or any diagnostic features, but it is most likely to be of medieval to post medieval date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 56.8 mm
Width: 44.2 mm
Thickness: 25.3 mm
Weight: 436 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Gail Hitchens
Identified by: Miss Gail Hitchens

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT: E05446

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: Goldsborough (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3854
Four figure Latitude: 53.98066773
Four figure longitude: -1.42205727
1:25K map: SE3854
1:10K map: SE35SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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