YORYM-E22976: Post-Medieval : Weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: YORYM-E22976

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete lead-alloy weight of probable medieval to Post-Medieval date, 1200 - 1800. The object is tubular with a flat top and base. A central perforation runs through the object and all surfaces appear undecorated.

The metal has a mid-grey patina and is worn. The object is 27.9mm long, 21mm in diameter and weighs 55.9g. The perforation is 9.9mm 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. The form and construction of this object suggests a medieval or later date.

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 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.9 mm
Weight: 55.9 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05737

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3092
Four figure Latitude: 54.32270331
Four figure longitude: -1.54027168
1:25K map: SE3092
1:10K map: SE39SW
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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