HESH-068B4A: Unknown: Unidentified Object

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: HESH-068B4A

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast lead or lead alloy weight of probable medieval date (1300 - 1550). The weight is broadly oval (sub-rectangular with tapering sides terminating in blunt points) in plan and cross section. On the upper point is an integral cast suspension loop which is circular in plan and oval in cross section and is broken across its upper edge. The perforation / hole through the centre is also oval with the upper edge being worn. The body of the weight has a large central rib which extends from the upper edge to the base. The weight seems to be relatively undecorated. There are two horizontal seems present on one face, however, these may be the remains of the cast jets. The weight measures 70.2mm in length, 19.2mm width and is 15.9mm thick. It weighs 90.0 grams The weight is a mid grey white colour with an even patina that covers all surfaces. The weight has been marked and abraded in the ploughsoil soil which has caused it to become asymmetrical. The upper suspension loop has been damaged and badly abraded by movement. Similar weights are recorded as being associated with fishing in the medieval period cf: CBA Research Report No 74 at - T

he Archaeology of Medieval Fishing Tackle

- by J M Steane and M Foreman. At Fig 12.8

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 70.2 mm
Width: 19.2 mm
Thickness: 15.8 mm
Weight: 90 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jake Dolphin
Identified by: Mr Jake Dolphin
Secondary identifier: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Buckton and Coxall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO3973
Four figure Latitude: 52.35165704
Four figure longitude: -2.89699933
1:25K map: SO3973
1:10K map: SO37SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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