DOR-994948: Medieval to Post Medieval weight

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Unique ID: DOR-994948

Object type certainty: Certain
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A lead weight, probably a steelyard weight. The weight is an elongated pyramid with a truncated apex. There is pierced hole running from the apex to the base where it emerges slightly off- centre. The base ia sub- angular and slightly dished around a collar encircling the hole. The dishing suggests this was cast in an open mould, point downwards. THe collar indicates that the lead was still fairly soft when the hole was made. The weight is equivalent to approximately 2.5 ounces.
Date: Uncertain - Medieval to Post- Medieval - c. 1400 - 1800
Dimensions: 28.72 mm x 20.64 mm x 20.74 mm
Weight: 73.18 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.74 mm
Height: 28.72 mm
Width: 20.64 mm
Weight: 73.18 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 017518

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: Purbeck (District)
Parish or ward: Affpuddle and Turnerspuddle (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY8392
Four figure Latitude: 50.72736768
Four figure longitude: -2.24221912
1:25K map: SY8392
1:10K map: SY82NW
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: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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