NLM-5A7869: Unidentified Post-Medieval Object

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Unique ID: NLM-5A7869

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy unidentified object. Cast object with a square flat base with a central drilled hole of diameter 5mm. The four sides converge towards a flat top bearing a stamped seriffed letter R. Each side also bears a pair of light vertical grooves, a fluting which recalls the traditional decorative scoring of ceramic jacks. The basal hole appears suited to a wooden peg, so this might equally be a playing piece for use with a holed board. The mass is almost exactly 3 units of 4.07gms, as used in Viking Age Scandinavia for silver bullion transactions, the form and material, however, differ from those of the plain lead weights which observe this system, so this may be coincidental. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1800.

Length (base): 14.2mm, Width (base): 13.9mm, Height: 13.5mm, Weight: 12.33gms

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: 14.2 mm
Height: 13.5 mm
Width: 13.9 mm
Weight: 12.33 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 9th April 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM36072

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Willingham by Stow

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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