YORYM-6841F2: Post-Medieval : Weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: YORYM-6841F2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper-alloy stacking trade weight of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500 - 1800. The weight is circular in plan with sides which taper from the top to the base giving a sub-trapezoidal profile. The object is worn rendering any detail illegible though a circular recess at the centre of the inside base can be seen.

The metal has a mid-brown patina and is worn. The weight is 24.4mm in diameter, 9.8mm tall, 2.4mm thick and weighs 12.9g.

This is likely to be a single example from a nested set of differing sizes and weights which were used to weigh gold and silver in the form of coin, small objects or scrap metal or other precious materials.

Similar weights are illustrated in Biggs p.16 and are dated to the 15th - 18th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 9.8 mm
Thickness: 2.4 mm
Weight: 12.9 g
Diameter: 24.4 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05761

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7382
Four figure Latitude: 54.22852014
Four figure longitude: -0.8817067
1:25K map: SE7382
1:10K map: SE78SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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: 5 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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