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Record ID: HESH-08C5F2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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Cast lead or lead alloy weight of probable medieval or post medieval date (1300 - 1800). The weight is sub-circular in plan and sub-triangular (conical) in cross section. There is no suspension loop. The weight is a mid-grey colour with an even patina that covers all surfaces. It has been marked and abraded in the soil; this has caused the weight to become asymmetrical. Similar standing weights have been dated to the medieval and post medieval periods. It is likely that the weight would have been used as a trade weight weighing four ounces - 1/4 lb. The weight measures 31.0mm wide,…
Created on: Tuesday 31st January 2017
Last updated: Friday 6th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stapleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-627C4E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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A conical lead alloy standing weight of probable Medieval to Post-Medieval date, circa (AD 1300 - 1700). The apex is a rounded knop and measures 9.38mm in diameter. There is a centrally placed rectangular indentation on the upper surface of the apex, this measures 5.14 mm in length. The sides of the weight flare to the rounded flat base with a diameter measuring 23.8mm. The outer faces of the weight are decorated with four vertical ribs that are fairly evenly spaced around the circumference of the weight. On one side there is the design of a triangle, comprised of a moulded raised rib…
Created on: Tuesday 20th October 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 28th October 2015
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Record ID: HESH-8594A9
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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Cast lead or lead alloy 'steelyard' weight of probable Roman date (AD 100-400) or possible Medieval (1200-1500 ) date. The weight is sub-circular in plan and sub-triangular shaped (conical) in cross section. There is no evidence of cast or applied decoration. A well preserved iron rod fixing loop is present extending from the upper edge of the weight. The hole through the top of the weight is very small / narrow (diameter 2.8mm). The underside of the weight has a rounded base. The weight is a mid grey cream colour with a relatively even, but slightly corroded and abraded, patina that …
Created on: Tuesday 17th March 2015
Last updated: Friday 27th March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wye Valley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-1A2647
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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A complete cast lead weight of Roman to Post Medieval date. This irregular crude weight is domed and sub oval in plan, with a piercing. The peircing is off centre and tapers from bottom to top. The weight is plain with a cream patina. Height 11.3mm. Length 24.3mm, width 22.5mm. Peircing Diameter (maximum) 7.22mm on underside, 5.6mm on the top. Weight 31.9g (1.12oz).
Created on: Saturday 11th January 2014
Last updated: Monday 28th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Abbotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-44E4B7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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A complete cast lead alloy Medieval spindle whorl. It is biconical in shape, with a circular perforation in the centre. The whorl has a hole in one side due to a casting flaw. One end of the piercing has a rounded lip. There is no descernable decoration. The spindle is light grey in colour. The spindle is 24.8mm in diameter, and 14.0mm high. The piercing is 9.4mm in diameter at the plain end and 10.0mm at the lipped end. The whorl weighs 24.6g.
Created on: Wednesday 1st January 2014
Last updated: Monday 28th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Abbotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-B1C5D2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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An incomplete cast lead alloy weight of unknown date. This plain, crude lead weight is broadly concial in shape and weighs one pound (491g). The weight originally had an iron loop, the stubs of which protude from opposite sides near the top. The conical shape has a broad rounded top, and around the base there is a wide, uneven lip. The weight has a cream patina, with the underlying grey metal showing at the sight of a recent plough strike. The weight is 39.6mm tall and has a maximum diameter of 54.3mm. The weight is similar to example 69 and 75 in Biggs and Withers, Lead Weights.
Created on: Sunday 1st December 2013
Last updated: Monday 28th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Abbotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-BBE082
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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A lead weight of Roman to Post Medieval date. It was crudely formed by rolling a piece of flat lead into an hollow cylinder, and was probably designed to hang around a cord or thread. This plain weight is oval in cross-section. It has a white patina. It is 20.2mm long and is 12.4mm x 10.8mm in cross section. It weighs 11.8g.
Created on: Thursday 7th November 2013
Last updated: Monday 11th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Abbotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-BA15B8
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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A complete cast lead weight of Roman to Post Medieval date. This crude weight is domed and sub oval in plan, with a central peircing. It is plain with a creamy white patina. Height 7.3mm. Length 17.0 17.0mm, width 14.3mm. Peircing Diameter (maximum) 3.6mm Weight 7.98g (0.28oz).
Created on: Thursday 7th November 2013
Last updated: Monday 28th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Abbotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-B9D676
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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A complete cast lead weight of Roman to Post Medieval date. This crude weight is broadly a flat dome in shape, with a central peircing. It is plain with a creamy white patina. Height 7.6mm. Diameter (maximum) 22.2mm. Internal diameter of the central piercing (maximum) 7.5mm Weight 17.56g (0.62oz).
Created on: Thursday 7th November 2013
Last updated: Monday 11th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Abbotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-50DB32
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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Cast lead or lead alloy weight (possibly apothecaries' weight) of probable later Medieval or Post Medieval date (1350 - 1700). The weight is sub-rectangular in plan and profile; each edge is faceted / bevelled. The upper surface of the weight is decorated with seven cast raised pellets arranged symmetrically with two rows of three and a further pellet positioned centrally between them. The reverse face is relatively flat with a slight depression at the centre - this depression is corroded but it could contain a heart shaped stamp contained within a beaded border. The weight is a mid gr…
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2012
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Weobley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-17C9B4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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A complete cat lead weight of unknown date. This crude weight is broadly conical, with a central peircing that narrows from base to tip. It is plain with a white patina. Height 13.0mm. Diameter (maximum) 13.6mm. Peircing Diameter (maximum) 3.3mm Weight 11.4g (4.02oz)
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 26th November 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kings Caple', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-50F4A2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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Cast lead or lead alloy weight of probable later Medieval or Post Medieval date (1350 - 1650). The weight is broadly circular in plan and rectangular in cross section. The edges around the front face are faceted; one side is damaged due to an old and heavily abraded break. The design on the front consists of a concentric pattern with an irregular star formed from a vertical and saltire cross placed at the centre. This is enclosed by a single raised ring which in turn is enclosed by a further ring with a series of irregular triangles on its inner edge (forming a tooth like pattern). T…
Created on: Friday 10th February 2012
Last updated: Monday 27th February 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Holme Lacy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-3AF0D4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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Cast lead or lead alloy weight (or possibly a very thick token) of probable late Medieval or Post Medieval date (1350 - 1650). The weight is circular in plan and D shaped in cross section. The edges around the front face are faceted; the design on the front consists of high relief cast ribs and pellets. These forms the initial I b or possibly 91 depending on direction of orientation. The lines are all pellet terminalled and there are two pellets in the field, one below the 9 (or above the b) and one after the 1 (or before the I). The reverse face is plain and undecorated. The weight i…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd August 2011
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2012
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Record ID: HESH-27A4C8
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead alloy weight, or possible spindle whorl of unknown date probably later medieval 1300-1600 AD. The weight is sub-circular in plan and D shaped in profile; in cross section it is an irregular rectangle. Through the centre is a sub-circular hole (diameter: 8.7mm). There is no sign of decoration and the ring is a mid grey colour with an even, but powdery corrosion. Similar weights have been dated to both the Roman and the Medieval periods however it is most likely that this is of medieval date, probably for use as a net or line weight. The weight measures 24.9mm diameter, is 1…
Created on: Monday 22nd August 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 8th August 2012
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Record ID: HESH-447EE3
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy weight of probable Roman or Medieval date 100 -1650 AD. The weight is an irregular conical shape with the base being an irregular circular shape and the apex an irregular dome. The weight is undecorated, although it has a series of possible marks on the outer surface these are distorted by laminating corrosion patina. The weight is pierced at the apex by an irregular slanting hole which has possibly cast rather than drilled: the hole has a diameter of 4.9mm. Without other artefacts from the same context it is difficult to date the artefact; due to the variation in fi…
Created on: Monday 18th July 2011
Last updated: Monday 9th January 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lugwardine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-120BF6
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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Cast lead alloy weight, probably from a net or line of unknown date, probably medieval - modern (1200-1900). The weight is sub-cylindrical with a single cast hole set off centre (diameter 5.8mm x 3.1 mm). The hole is filled with soil and has been crushed - possibly deliberately with pliers or grips. There are several small triangular depressions across the artefact, these are patinated and are possibly associated with the crushing. The weight is a mid grey colour with an abraded slight dusty surface patina. The weight measures 24.6mm length 16.9mm width, is 15.9mm thick and weighs 2…
Created on: Monday 16th May 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 8th August 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Madley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-9CFB15
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead or lead alloy weight of probable Medieval date (1200-1500 AD). The weight is broadly circular in plan and regular in cross section. The upper face is relatively flat and has a single irregular pierced hole through the centre. The corroded remnants of an iron wire are present; this wire would have aided the use and also secured it for safekeeping / storage. The weight is a mid grey colour with an even, but slightly corroded and abraded, patina which covers all surfaces. The weight has been marked by movement in the ploughsoil. This weight is most likely to date from the later…
Created on: Thursday 28th April 2011
Last updated: Monday 16th May 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lugwardine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-177E81
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead alloy cylindrial weight of probable Medieval dating (11th to 15th Centuries AD). The weight is circular in plan and rectangular in cross section. It consists of a small cylindrial weight, with a concavity in the upper most surface. The base is flat. It has a diameter of 12.1m and is 5.7mm tall. It weighs 4.85grams / 0.17 oz. IWeights of this type are hard to accurately date, as they are a functional artefact, and change little stylisically over time. This one is probably Medieval as it has been found in close vicinity to …
Created on: Tuesday 8th February 2011
Last updated: Friday 11th May 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Richards Castle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-176D73
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast lead alloy weight, probably from a net or line of unknown date, probably medieval - modern (1200-1900). The weight is incomplete and unfinshed. It is sub-cylindrical. An incomplete single cast hole set off centre is present but doies not perforate the object (diameter 2.7 mm). The weight measures 25.3mm length and 18.1mm diameter. It weighs 41.35 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 8th February 2011
Last updated: Friday 11th May 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Richards Castle', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-175E36
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead alloy weight, probably from a net or line of unknown date, probably medieval - modern (1200-1900). The weight is sub-cylindrical slightly bi-convex with a thickened mid point and tapering ends. A single cast hole set off centre (diameter 9.6 mm). The weight measures 28.9mm length and 21.9mm diameter. It weighs 55.14 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 8th February 2011
Last updated: Friday 11th May 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Richards Castle', grid reference and parish protected.


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