SWYOR-2D40DA: Possible weight of unknown date

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Unique ID: SWYOR-2D40DA

Object type certainty: Possibly
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A cuboid, lead artefact, possibly a weight, of unknown date, probably Early Medieval to Post Medieval, AD 800 - 1800. It is a sub-cuboid solid shape. One lone face is decorated with an incised star of four crossing lines. The two long faces adjacent to the decorated one has a slight circular bump in the centre, and may possibly indicate where there was once a loop attached, passing through the centre. The central hole is blocked with earth. The final long face is rough and slightly convex. Both ends are very smooth and slightly hollow. It is 21.1mm long, 14.3mm wide and 14.1mm thick. It weighs 25g. This mass is broadly similar to Viking ounces (ore) and to a modern ounce, or to an ounce in the Mercantile or Avoirdupois systems. For this reason a board date range and an object type of weight have been suggested. The lead has a smooth brown patina.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Subperiod from: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 800
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.1 mm
Width: 14.3 mm
Thickness: 14.1 mm
Weight: 25 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2018 - Friday 14th September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Secondary identifier: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3234

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: Little Ribston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3853
Four figure Latitude: 53.9716805
Four figure longitude: -1.42218158
1:25K map: SE3853
1:10K map: SE35SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: About one month ago
Updated: 30 days ago

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