SWYOR-15F114: Medieval cast lead alloy trade weight

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Unique ID: SWYOR-15F114

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A cast lead alloy trade weight dating from the Medieval period, about AD 1300 - 1500. It is shield shaped and has a raised shield shaped area on the front face. The central design is of a crown over a fleur in relief. The weight has a mass of 213gm (7 1/2oz) so was probably intended as an 8oz weight. It has, however suffered some damage to the pointed base and the upper corners. The weight is 52.7mm long, 41.5mm wide and 15.0mm thick. It has a patchy cream and grey patina.

Similar weights are discussed and illustrated in Biggs and Withers, 2000, Lead Weights: The David Rogers Collection, pages 34 - 40, and see page 302 of The Medieval Household. Compare also SWYOR-308CC.

Class: trade weight

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 52.7 mm
Width: 41.5 mm
Thickness: 15 mm
Weight: 213 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th March 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS Form: 003168

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5637
Four figure Latitude: 53.82625944
Four figure longitude: -1.15072123
1:25K map: SE5637
1:10K map: SE53NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 3 months ago
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