LANCUM-7B6D44:

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: LANCUM-7B6D44

Object type certainty: Certain
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Small circular cast cu-alloy weight, probably dating 1700 to 1900AD. The weight is circular with a wide raised rim on the top and an indented centre on the back. There are two pairs of incised concentric circles on the front. The weight was part of a 'nest of weights' and has a small rim around the upper surface in which a small weight would have fitted. The weight itself would have sat in the heavier weight underneath. The upper surface is stamped with two crowns and a castle and no initials. The weight has no parallels on the database although a triple towered castle can be a symbol of Exeter it also may well be continental. The tower or castle is a common motif on trade weights but may be referring to the castles on Spanish coins which represent Castille. There is an example of a circular Spanish coin weight for weighing against the 4 reales coin, depicting a castle, recorded in LANCUM-E4DB06 which is dated from the 17th century. The diameter is 25mm and the weight 12.13g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 12.13 g
Diameter: 25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 10th September 2018 - Monday 10th September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Noon
Identified by: Mr Stuart Noon
Secondary identifier: Mr Stuart Noon

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: South Lakeland (District)
Parish or ward: Kirkby Lonsdale (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD6178
Four figure Latitude: 54.19626481
Four figure longitude: -2.59926886
1:25K map: SD6178
1:10K map: SD67NW
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
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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