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SUSS-84388D:

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: SUSS-84388D

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Lead weight with very roughly textured surface and central perforation that runs the full length of the object. The shape is roughly circular in plan with a conical profile, being much wider at one end (20.41mm) compared to the other (12.72mm). The central circular perforation is too narrow for the object to be clearly defined as being a spindle whorl and is 3.08mm in diameter on the top opening and 4.07mm at the bottom, widening slightly down the length of the object. Possibly a fishing weight or used for a similar purpose. A date cannot be assigned. Height is 23.77mm, diameter at widest point is 20.41mm and weight 45.29g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 23.77 mm
Weight: 45.29 g
Diameter: 20.41 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd June 2018

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
To be known as: Around Lewes

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting with permission

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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