LANCUM-3235F1: Lead figurine fragment

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Unique ID: LANCUM-3235F1

Object type certainty: Certain
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Head fragment from a lead figurine of post-medieval date (c. 1650 - 1800 AD). The object is hollow and in the form of a female with loose long hair and one arm raised. The arm is broken and not hollow. There is a triangular protrusion at the crown of the figure's head. The object is dark grey in colour with patches of a white patina. The object is 45.78mm in length, 27.34mm in width and 20.78mm in thickness. It weighs 27.64g.

There are numerous similar examples of post-medieval figurines recorded on the database, reflecting a resurgence of Classical imagery in this period.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1650
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 45.78 mm
Width: 27.34 mm
Thickness: 20.78 mm
Weight: 27.64 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Miss Lydia Prosser

Other reference numbers

Other reference: N5689

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: West Lancashire (District)
Parish or ward: Lathom (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD4509
Four figure Latitude: 53.57470155
Four figure longitude: -2.83207279
1:25K map: SD4509
1:10K map: SD40NE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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