NLM-FE7406: Post-Medieval Weight

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Unique ID: NLM-FE7406

Object type certainty: Certain
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Lead probable weight. A cast object formed by inserting a finger end into damp coarse sand, which has left a clear cast of the tip and fingernail of the maker's index finger. The shrinkage of the object on its upper side as cast shows it was made, as is to be expected with such an improvised technique, in an open mould. Densely patinated. The mass may suggest this distinctive object to have represented one averdepois ounce, though its interest now resides more in the personalised record of its maker which it embodies. This method was also used to make musket balls in case of need, a category of object oft-reported from the vicinity and perhaps to be associated with the Winceby campaign of 1643. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1800.

Length: 22mm, Width: 16.7mm, Thickness: 13.2mm, Weight: 28.31gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22 mm
Width: 16.7 mm
Thickness: 13.2 mm
Weight: 28.31 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 10th March 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM38950

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Ulceby Cross

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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