YORYM-5544F4: Uncertain Date : Weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: YORYM-5544F4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete lead-alloy weight of uncertain date. The object is circular with a rectangular section. All surfaces appear undecorated.

The metal has a mid-brown patina and is worn. The object is 25.9mm in diameter, 5.4mm thick and weighs 26.4g.

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. The dating of lead objects of this general type is problematic, and their use is invariably uncertain. It should however be noted that this object is from a site which is producing predominantly Roman material. As such a similar date for this object is possible though not definite.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5.4 mm
Weight: 26.4 g
Diameter: 25.4 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05656

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bainton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9752
Four figure Latitude: 53.95500829
Four figure longitude: -0.52327823
1:25K map: SE9752
1:10K map: SE95SE
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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