LVPL-88F05F: weight

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Unique ID: LVPL-88F05F

Object type certainty: Certain
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A lead alloy weight of uncertain date. The weight is crudely conical in shape with a small lipped suspension hole slightly off centre at the wide end of the cone, which is concave. It is an off-white colour, mottled with patches of brown and has an irregular surface being extensively gouged and pitted. There is a gash evident partway across the wide end, which maybe the result of plough damage. It weighs 183.9gms, with a diameter of 34mm at the wide end, is 30mm in height and the suspension hole has a diameter of 5mm

Weights can be hard to date; due to being a functional artefact, forms and styles do not alter significantly over time. Weights such as this have been used from Roman through to post-medieval times. Numerous weight related functions are likely for objects such as this, for example; steelyard weights, standing weights, net weights or fishing weights.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 30 mm
Weight: 183.9 g
Diameter: 34 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st October 2017 - Tuesday 31st October 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Maxine Bailey
Identified by: Ms Maxine Bailey

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Delamere

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 12 months ago

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