ESS-2C5615: Post medieval lead weight

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Unique ID: ESS-2C5615

Object type certainty: Certain
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A lead weight dating between Medieval and Post-Medieval period.

The weight is flat and disc shaped. The top face of the weight has evidence of a design but it is too worn to identify.

The base of the weight is plain with a slight indent in the centre.

These weights are difficult to date as they were in common use throughout the period specified.

The weight is 23.6mm in diameter, 6.6mm thick and weighs 22.36g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 6.6 mm
Weight: 22.36 g
Diameter: 23.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st March 2018 - Thursday 1st March 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Colin Rose
Identified by: Mr Colin Rose

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: East Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Much Hadham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL4317
Four figure Latitude: 51.83331223
Four figure longitude: 0.0739554
1:25K map: TL4317
1:10K map: TL41NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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: ESS
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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