SWYOR-A02582: Post Medieval weight

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Unique ID: SWYOR-A02582

Object type certainty: Probably
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A lead artefact, probably a standing weight of post-Medieval date, AD 1500 - 1800. It is in the form of a hexagonal cone with a blunt, rounded apex and a flat base with a small, circular depression in the centre. Two opposing faces are stamped, just above the base, with small figures giving a possible date of 1608. One stamp is the opposite way up to the other. Higher up the dated faces is a further impressed design, of either a heart or a spade symbol or a leaf. This symbol is also marked on two other faces. It too appears both ways up. The remaining two faces are plain. The artefact has a dark grey patina. It is 47.1mm high and 25.9mm wide at the base. It weighs 148.62gm.

The numerals could be a date, perhaps when the weight was checked and verified, or could be an identifing mark of an inspector etc.

Inscription: 1608

Subsequent actions

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 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 47.1 mm
Width: 25.9 mm
Weight: 148.62 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 18th March 2018 - Sunday 18th March 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jared Harries
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Secondary identifier: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS Form: 3150

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Topcliffe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4076
Four figure Latitude: 54.17823176
Four figure longitude: -1.38866543
1:25K map: SE4076
1:10K map: SE47NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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