YORYM-46BFB9: Unknown : Weight.

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: YORYM-46BFB9

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete lead-alloy weight of uncertain date. The object is cylindrical with a circular plan and a rectangular cross-section. The circular faces are both concave. All surfaces appear undecorated.

The metal is white/brown in colour and is worn. The weight is 22.2mm in diameter, 14.7mm thick and weighs 49.0g.

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. The dating of lead objects of this general type is problematic, and their use is invariably uncertain.

Similar objects have been recorded on the database as YORYM-5534BA, LEIC-E2DEF5, and LANCUM-1060AB.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa 800 BC
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 14.7 mm
Weight: 49 g
Diameter: 22.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emily Tilley
Identified by: Miss Emily Tilley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05774

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: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Brandsby-cum-Stearsby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6071
Four figure Latitude: 54.13135641
Four figure longitude: -1.08327885
1:25K map: SE6071
1:10K map: SE67SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 12 days ago
Updated: 11 days ago

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