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Unique ID: SUR-487B9B

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A crude square lead alloy pan weight, plano-convex in profile and heavilly abraded. The weight measures 64.3mm in length and weighs 477.92 g or 16.86oz. As Saunders et al (2001), number p131, number 50 and probably medieval.


Lead pan or trade weights were ubiquitous in medieval period, before being generally superceded by copper alloy types from the 16th century onwards. They were made illegal in 1834.

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Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 64.3 mm
Width: 61.1 mm
Thickness: 16.5 mm
Weight: 477.92 g

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Recorded by: Dr Simon Maslin
Identified by: Dr Simon Maslin

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Moulsford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5883
Four figure Latitude: 51.54292534
Four figure longitude: -1.16504412
1:25K map: SU5883
1:10K map: SU58SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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