IOW-E0D040: Post-Medieval Trade Weight

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Unique ID: IOW-E0D040

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A complete post-Medieval copper-alloy circular trade weight (c. 1590-c. 1825).

This weight is more likely to be Georgian in date and may have been the top weight of a stacked set. There is no Royal cypher. Consequently, a more precise date cannot be offered.

The sides flare very slightly from the base towards the top.

The front has been lathe-turned and has a central circular pit. It has been stamped with two motifs, a ewer and the arms of London. The Ewer is the mark of the Worshipful Company of Founders who were controllers of sizing and marking brass weights in London. The arms of the City of London with the sword of St Paul placed on a quartered shield.

The rear face has multi-directional file adjustment marks overall.

This weight has a green patina and the front has an old gouge or stamped mark which is also patinated.

Diameter: 14.1mm; thickness: 2.9mm. Weight: 3.54g. (54.6 grains).

Compare with: LANCUM-236ECD.

Class: Trade weight

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1590
Date to: Circa AD 1825

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.9 mm
Weight: 3.54 g
Diameter: 14.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 27th December 2017 - Wednesday 27th December 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-8-2

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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