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WEIGHT

Unique ID: HESH-7519CE

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Cast lead or lead alloy weight of probable medieval date (1300 - 1550). The weight is sub-cylindrical being oval in plan and cross section; it is D shaped in profile. A single cast hole extends through the middle of the weight and is filled with a white coloured lead alloy corrosion product; it is likely that this was used to suspend the weight and aided safe-keeping and storage. The underside of the weight has an irregular recess within and the surface is uneven. The weight is undecorated although the external surface is covered in knife marks and cuts. It is a mid-grey colour with an abraded and corroded patina that covers all surfaces. Similar weights have been dated to both the Roman and the medieval periods. The context of this find would suggest the later.

The weight measures 32.3mm in high, 39.1mm width and is 38.8mm thick. It weighs 222.7 grams or 7.8 ozs. As such it may have been used as a 8 oz or 1/2 lb weight.

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 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 32.3 mm
Width: 39.1 mm
Thickness: 38.8 mm
Weight: 222.7 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Shropshire Museum Service; Object Entry Form: E. 01527

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Marden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO5447
Four figure Latitude: 52.11939154
Four figure longitude: -2.67324798
1:25K map: SO5447
1:10K map: SO54NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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