DOR-7EED99: Medieval to Post Medieval steelyard weight.

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Unique ID: DOR-7EED99

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete lead and iron steelyard weight. The weight is conical with a circular depression in the base. At the top is the remnant of an iron wire suspension loop. The casting and finish are crude, leaving a rough surface. There is a diagonal gouged groove at one side.
Date: Uncertain - c. 43 - 1750 AD.
Dimensions: 32.20 mm x 25.10 mm
Weight: 92.74 g
There are many similar examples recorded on the database, including LANCUM-8AB064 where Lydia Prosser notes that it is unfortunately not possible to assign a more precise date range to this object; examples from dated contexts range from the Roman period to the modern day.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Exactly AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 32.2 mm
Weight: 92.74 g
Diameter: 25.1 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 017588

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Secondary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Clifton Maybank (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST5812
Four figure Latitude: 50.90593386
Four figure longitude: -2.59869842
1:25K map: ST5812
1:10K map: ST51SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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