WMID-8C73B5: Post medieval: Trade weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: WMID-8C73B5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete copper alloy trade weight of Post Medieval dating (17th to 18th Centuries AD).

The weight is circular in plan. The obverse has a raised ring around the edge as a border. A stamped mark is present but is it is unclear what design it is. The base of the weight is undecorated apart from a concave depression in the centre.

It has a diameter of 21.7 mm and is 6.5 mm thick. It weighs 12.8 g (0.45 oz).

Several similar trade weights have been recorded on the PAS database, including: WMID-0EA67A, WMID-12D771 and SUR-82D25D.

Class: trade

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 6.5 mm
Weight: 12.8 g
Diameter: 21.7 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
To be known as: Stone

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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