NLM-3D8DE2: Post-Medieval Iron Object, possibly a Weight

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Unique ID: NLM-3D8DE2

Object type certainty: Possibly
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Iron possible weight. Cast heater shield-shaped weight, with slight loss of fabric to the flaking of corrosion at the arises or angles, otherwise in good condition. The mass may suggest this to have represented one half of an averdepois pound, though the manufacture of such an object in iron seems perversely difficult. Some iron implement teeth from agricultural machinery might also acquire such a form through wear, though there is no sign of this having broken from a larger object or setting. Suggested date: Late Medieval to Post-Medieval, 1450-1600

Height: 67.7mm, Width: 53.1mm, Thickness: 20.1mm, Weight: c.220gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1450
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 67.7 mm
Width: 53.1 mm
Thickness: 20.1 mm
Weight: 220 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 12th August 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM43221

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: near Gainsborough

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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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