NLM-7276B7: Possible Medieval Weight

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Unique ID: NLM-7276B7

Object type certainty: Possibly
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Lead possible weight. Cast plano-convex weight with a central moulded and tapered aperture of diameter 5-4mm, appearing square on the convex side, which might imply the tip of a nail shank has been used as a former. Shrinkage lines on the flat side suggest the object was cast in an open mould. Patinated. The finder kindly suggests this to be an early medieval weight, but the hole would be an unusual feature and the mass does not respect contemporary units of measurement. The hole is also a little small to have accommodated a spindle, ruling out a function as a whorl. The mass does, though, equate to roughly one half an averdepois ounce. Suggested date: Unknown, Late Medieval to Post-Medieval, 1350-1700

Diameter: 18.4mm, Thickness: 9.6mm, Weight: 14.18gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 9.6 mm
Weight: 14.18 g
Diameter: 18.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 6th November 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM41130

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Binbrook

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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