SUSS-D2E637: Lead weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: SUSS-D2E637

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A long hollow, cylinder perforated lead weight, known as a standing weight. The hole which runs through the centre of the weight has a square section. These weighs 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 and taper inwards. The weight is complete. The lead is a light whitish-grey colour.

Class: LEAD

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32.13 mm
Weight: 45.09 g
Diameter: 17.76 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: Friday 1st April 2005
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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