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Record ID: HESH-7F7785
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
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Cast lead or lead alloy weight of probable late Medieval or Post Medieval date (1350 - 1700). The weight is sub-circular in plan and sub-rectangular in profile. The sides are irregular and taper slightly from the base. The weight is undecorated, although there are a number of scratches present on all surfaces. These are most likely to have been caused by movement in the ploughsoil. The weight is a mid grey colour with a relatively even patina that covers all surfaces. It is possible that the weight may have been burnt at one point. A direct parallel for this weight has not been found. …
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Madley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-8058D8
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Irregular folded lead weight of unknown date (probably Roman – Post Medieval 50-1700 AD). The weight is broadly sub-rectangular in plan and profile. The upper edge has been pierced by a regular pierced hole (diameter: 6.2mm). The lower edge of the weight has been folded back upon itself which has created a much thicker lower edge; this presumably makes the weight hang evenly. There is no evidence of cast or incised decoration on the weight. The weight is a mid cream yellow colour with a relatively even patina. There are small areas of light grey active laminating corrosion; this is m…
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eaton Bishop', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-94F871
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 being formed from a clipped sheet of lead. Each of the sides is slightly flattened and tapers. The upper surface of the weight is decorated with four circular stamps. Each stamp is exactly the same as the others being a raised rose with a central pellet set above a border of pellets. It is possible that the weight is further decorated with small pellets or notches around the outer edge; these have been badly a…
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-950FA8
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 being formed from a clipped sheet of lead. Each of the sides is slightly flattened and tapers. The upper surface of the weight is decorated with four circular stamps. Each stamp is exactly the same as the others being a raised rose with a central pellet set above a border of pellets. It is possible that the weight is further decorated with small pellets or notches around the outer edge; these have been badly a…
Created on: Wednesday 20th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-BD9011
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead or lead alloy weight of probable Post Medieval or early modern date (1550 - 1800). The weight is broadly sub-rectangular in plan and profile being formed in the shape of the royal crown. The front face of the weight has an intricate designed crown which has been achieved through casting. It consists of a double jeweled band from which a double looped frame expands. Detailed floriated side fleurs are present as a fluer-de-lys shaped ornaments. At the centre of the crown is a cross formed with wedge shaped axis, above this is a much degraded plume of feathers (presumably the em…
Created on: Friday 22nd June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-66C356
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 - Post Medieval date (1350 - 1650). The weight is broadly circular in plan and regular in cross section. The upper face is domed with a central pellet. Surrounding the pellet are a number of patinated file marks and pits, presumably caused by air pockets in the mould. The reverse face is plain and undecorated. The weight is a mid grey colour with an even, but slightly corroded and abraded, patina which covers all surfaces. This example is most likely to date from the later medieval or post medieval periods, although a direct paral…
Created on: Thursday 28th August 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Knill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-621583
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 - 1400). The weight is sub-circular in plan and D shaped in cross section. The front face is undecorated but the remains of a encrusted projection of some sort remains on both faces. The reverse face of the weight is flat and undecorated. The weight measures 40.8mm in diameter and is 11.1mm thick; it weighs 114.1 grams or 4.01ozs. The weight may suggest it was used as a trade or bullion / sterling weight of 4oz’s or ¼ of a pound. The weight is a mid grey colour with an even but abraded patina that covers all surfaces…
Created on: Thursday 10th July 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-622641
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 - 1400). The weight is sub-circular in plan and sub-rectangular in cross section. Both faces of the weight are undecorated. The weight measures 31.2mm in diameter and is 6.3mm thick; it weighs 43.9 grams or 1.55ozs. The weight may suggest it was used as a trade or bullion / sterling weight of 1 1/2oz’s. The weight is a mid grey cream colour with an even but abraded patina that covers all surfaces. It has been marked and abraded in the soil; this has caused the weight to become slightly asymmetrical. Similar weights ha…
Created on: Thursday 10th July 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HESH-0B4ED4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete cast lead or lead alloy weight of probable Medieval - Post Medieval date (1350 - 1700). The weight is broadly circular in plan and regular in cross section. Both faces seems to have some form of decoration although this is indistinct. There is also evidence for an outer raised ridge to the weight. On the upper face there is also a single irregular punch / stamp impressed in the surface. Due to the corrosion and patina of the weight this mark cannot be accurately read. The weight is a mid grey colour with an even, but slightly corroded and abraded, patina which covers all sur…
Created on: Monday 31st March 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burgh Hill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-81CA15
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead or lead alloy (probable) undecorated weight of probable medieval or post-medieval date (1300 - 1650). The weight is broadly sub-triangular in plan and cross section. It measures 60.4mm in length, 61.3mm width and is 26.4mm thick. It weighs 249.85 grams or 8.9 ozs. The weight is a mid grey colour with an abraded and corroded patina that covers all surfaces. It has been marked and abraded in the soil; this has caused the weight to become asymmetrical. A large number of inclusions (grit and stone) have been embedded in the surface corrosion of the weight. Similar weights have…
Created on: Monday 12th May 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wellington', grid reference and parish protected.


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