NARC-6BBA8E: NARC-6BBA8E : Weight : Medieval

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Unique ID: NARC-6BBA8E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete lead alloy Weight of Medieval to Post-medieval date (AD 1200-1600). The object is cylindrical with a single circular perforation placed centrally.

The metal has a light brown slightly pitted patina.

Lead spindle whorls and weights 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.

Diameter: 19.40mm, Diameter (internal): 7.63mm, Thickness: 11.56mm, Weight: 21.8g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 11.56 mm
Weight: 21.8 g
Diameter: 19.4 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: East Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Titchmarsh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0377
Four figure Latitude: 52.38135886
Four figure longitude: -0.48818007
1:25K map: TL0377
1:10K map: TL07NW
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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 19 days ago
Updated: 13 days ago

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