YORYM-5E547E: Uncertain Date : Weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: YORYM-5E547E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete lead-alloy weight of uncertain date. The object is circular and plano-convex with a flat base and domed top. A central perforation runs through the object and all surfaces appear undecorated though are worn.

The metal has a mid-grey/brown patina and is worn. The object is 34.3mm in diameter, 10.2mm thick and weighs 54.1g. The perforation is 9.5mm in diameter.

The term 'weight' is used here in its broadest sense to include uses that do not involve weighing (e.g. holding-down, tensioning, etc.). They were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty without supporting archaeological context. The function of such objects is also difficult to determine as the forms are common and may have served as spindle whorls or weights used for fishing or goods. The dating of lead objects of this general type is problematic, and their use is invariably uncertain.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 10.2 mm
Weight: 54.1 g
Diameter: 34.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05789

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Scarborough (District)
Parish or ward: Seamer (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TA0183
Four figure Latitude: 54.23275562
Four figure longitude: -0.45201029
1:25K map: TA0183
1:10K map: TA08SW
Grid reference source: From finder
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: YORYM
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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