SUSS-D2B622: Lead weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: SUSS-D2B622

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A tear dropped shaped lead weight, with a small circular perforation running through the centre of the weight. The hole, which runs through the centre of the weight, is now largely filled with lead corrosion product and soil. These weights are not yet completely understood. It is possible they could have been fishing weights dating from the medieval period or later, but due to a lack of excavated examples these weights must remain undated. The weight is undecorated, but both ends are well rounded. The weight is complete. The lead is a light whitish-grey colour.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.9 mm
Weight: 102 g
Diameter: 24.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st November 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson
Identified by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
To be known as: Barcombe

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
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: SUSS
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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