YORYM-35BAC8: Uncertain Date : Weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: YORYM-35BAC8

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete lead-alloy weight of uncertain date. The object is conical with irregular sloping sides, rounded edges, and a central perforation running through it. All surfaces appear undecorated and are worn.

The metal has a light grey/white patina. The object is 26.1mm tall, 11.6mm in diameter, and weighs 24.8g. The perforation is 12.9mm in diameter.

The term 'weight' is used here in its broadest sense to include uses that do not involve weighing (e.g. holding-down, tensioning, etc.). They were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty without supporting archaeological context. The function of such objects is also difficult to determine as the forms are common and may have served as spindle whorls or weights used for fishing or goods. The dating of lead objects of this general type is problematic, and their use is invariably uncertain.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 26.1 mm
Weight: 24.8 g
Diameter: 11.6 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05572

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Catton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7053
Four figure Latitude: 53.96834601
Four figure longitude: -0.93441593
1:25K map: SE7053
1:10K map: SE75SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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