IOW-29F9B4: Post-Medieval: Trade Weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: IOW-29F9B4

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete post-Medieval copper-alloy trade weight (c. 1600-c. 1800).

This weight is circular and flat and the sides are missing. The inner face has concentric grooves and a lathe centre mark at the centre. At 6 0' clock a stamped verification mark is in the form of a crown over a letter or symbol. The base has shallow grooved concentric rings and a lathe centre mark at the centre. This face also has filed adjustment marks.

Diameter: 50.0mm; thickness: 4.1mm. Weight: 49.45g.

This object is very worn with a green patina and may have been adapted for another use.

Class: Trade weight
Evidence of reuse: Possibly adapted for another use

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.1 mm
Weight: 49.45 g
Diameter: 50 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 29th August 2018 - Wednesday 29th August 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-2-96

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
Parish or ward: Dalham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL7459
Four figure Latitude: 52.20176328
Four figure longitude: 0.54475232
1:25K map: TL7459
1:10K map: TL75NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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