NLM-889A4E: Post-Medieval Weight

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Unique ID: NLM-889A4E

Object type certainty: Possibly
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Copper alloy possible weight. A cast disc with bevelled edge, and with both sides now occupied by a dense and loosely concentric mass of scratched or incised lines. A pit of diameter w.7mm lies off-centre on one side, and the edges are, or rather were, given the abraded condition, formerly bevelled. The mass might suggest this to have been a weight, possibly representing one quarter of an averdepois ounce, though some fabric must have been lost. The damage seems too severe to have arisen by casual abrasion in the soil, and might rather evidence the handiwork of a naughty and destructive child. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1800

Diameter: 21mm, Thickness: 4.5mm, Weight: 6.80gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.5 mm
Weight: 6.8 g
Diameter: 21 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: NLM41158

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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