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Record ID: LANCUM-0EF697
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A lead object, probably a weight. It has two circular faces one of which is flat and has two incised lines and an indented dot in the center, the second face is slightly concave. The first face (diameter 15mm) tapers out to the larger face (diameter 22mm)and the circumference is rough with raised vertical lines running from one face to the other.
Created on: Friday 23rd July 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Broughton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL103
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cone shaped weight with central hole. Diameter of base 32mm.
Created on: Wednesday 8th July 1998
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LANCASHIRE LATHOM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-AFE696
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead weight of unknown date. The plain circular weight is thicker on one side than the other. The diameter is 29.6mm, the maximum thickness is 8.6mm and the weight is 45.82g.
Created on: Wednesday 17th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NLM-AFF157
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead weight of unknown date. The circular convex weight has a large central circular perforation with a diameter of 10.7mm. The external diameter is 27.1mm and the weight is 23.20g. .
Created on: Wednesday 17th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NLM-AFF9B7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large lead weight of unknown date. The dome-shaped weight has a small circular perforation through the top, which increases in size at the base. The weight is crudely made and has sustained plough damage on one side. The length is 23.9mm, the diameter of the base is 37.9mm and the weight is 150.49g.
Created on: Wednesday 17th May 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LANCUM-93E2D1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy, or lead, perforated circular weight or spindle whorl of unknown age. The weight has a circular perforation. It has an external diameter of 21mm, and the central perforation has a maximum diameter of 6mm. The weight has seen a lot of use and has suffered damage and wear. In the "Finds Recording Guide", Geake (2001, p66) points out that: "The function of lead weights would have varied, from spindle-whorls to fishing weights to trade weights." She adds that spindle whorls should ideally be circular and must have a central perforation (ibid.). It is possible, therefore, tha…
Created on: Thursday 24th April 2014
Last updated: Monday 2nd June 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Dinckley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-8DCEF5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy object of unknown date but probably medieval and unknown purpose. The length is 86mm, the width is18mm. thickness 18mm and the weight 89.62g.
Created on: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Last updated: Monday 24th July 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-68BC9C
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman to Post Medieval bell shaped lead-alloy or lead suspended weight. At the apex of the 'bell' are the remnants of the trapped iron suspension loop. Hard to date with any precision but it probably dates to between c43 and c1750 AD. The height is 39mm, diameter is 26mm and the weight is 104.52g. Similar records on the database include SUSS-A5CAE4 and LEIC-074C28.
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-E6DD16
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead weight. Square base with rectangular body shape and a tapered head terminus with a sub-oval hole to allow attachment. Possibly Roman in date due to the nature of the site where recovered. Too heavy to weigh on scales. Greater than 200 grams in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 18th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lancashire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-E6ED21
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possible lead weight. Oval in plan. Semi-circular in section due to a flat base and rounded top. Possibly Roman in date due to the nature of the site of recovery.
Created on: Wednesday 18th January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lancashire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-DBFE61
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead plano-convex spindle whorl. The whorl is decorated with diagonal lines in relief which project from the perforation to the outer edge. Further decoration consists of irregular patterned circular dots. On the other side of the whorl the decoration consists of crosses and dots between the perforation and the outer edge. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demonstrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3-5 grams) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30-35 grams) for spinning wool (Margeson 1993, page 184). Th…
Created on: Friday 18th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-DC1581
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead plano convex spindle whorl. Decoration is similar on both sides and consists of a concentric ring around the perforation in relief which is divided by lines in relief projecting from the perforation to the outer edge. Further decoration includes a concentric ring of circular dots around the outer edge of the spindle whorl. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demonstrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3-5 grams) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30-35 grams) for spinning wool (Margeson 1993, page 184…
Created on: Friday 18th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-DC1EF2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead plano-convex spindle whorl, crude in form. Decoration is the same on both sides and consists of alternating hearts and four leaf clover shapes in relief around the perforation. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demonstrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3-5 grams) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30-35 grams) for spinning wool (Margeson 1993, page 184). This example weighs 19.87 grams, so it seems likely that it would have been used to spin a heavy material such as wool. The dating of unstra…
Created on: Friday 18th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-DC2594
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead spindle whorl. Decoration consists of lines in relief projecting from the perforation. Further decoration consists of circular dots and two eight pointed stars in relief between the perforation and the outer edge. Only one side of the spindle whorl is decorated. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demonstrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3-5 grams) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30-35 grams) for spinning wool (Margeson 1993, page 184). This example weighs 31.7 grams, so it seems likely that …
Created on: Friday 18th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-F4E736
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Possibly a Roman steelyard weight in shape of Venus' head(?). The weight is made from bronze but the weight suggests that it was filled with lead(?). The head is finely carved with fine, classic features. On her head she is 'balancing' a bag or sack(?). The interpretation as steelyard weight derives from the object's shape and weight; however, the finder suggested it may have been part of a table's, chair's or chest's foot(?).
Created on: Monday 7th November 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2C4D01
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Plain crescent-shaped (or 1/2 of a) lead weight. It does not bear any official markings and if it was not used as a home made lead weight, its use must remain uncertain.
Created on: Friday 16th June 2006
Last updated: Wednesday 20th February 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Garstang', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-2CD168
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Several lead-alloy weights of different sizes and shapes (see attached picture). They were all found in the same corner of a field, but did not form part of a hoard. They almost certainly date from different periods from Late Roman to the Medieval Ages, were home-made and may have been used as spindle whorls, net sinkers, gaming pieces weights for traps or as part of weighing equipment. It is difficult to attribute an exact date to the individual weights. Many thanks to the finders for supplying the attached picture.
Created on: Friday 16th June 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barnoldswick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BD4AC1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Conical cast lead weight, probably a home-made steelyard weight.
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BD55C3
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A lead weight spindle whorl (or possibly net sinker or trap weight) of conical shape. The spindle whorl is 29mm in diameter with a central perforation that is 9mm in diameter. If decorated, the decoration is hard to make out: it probably consisted of random lines in relief on the diagonal surface. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demonstrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3 - 5 grams) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30 - 35 grams) for spinning wool (Margeson 1993, page 184). This example weighs 41.47 grams…
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2006
Last updated: Monday 24th October 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BD7455
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead plano-convex spindle whorl. The spindle whorl is 26mm in diameter with a central perforation that is 7mm in diameter. While one side of the whorl is decorated with groups of two or three dots set apart by lines in relief, the other is decoration with a criss/cross of lines making up several overlaying star shapes, formed around the perforation. It has been noted that the weight of a spindle whorl is demonstrative of the thickness of yarn produced, with lighter spindle whorls (3 - 5 grams) being used for spinning cotton and the heavier ones (30 - 35 grams) for spinning wool (Mar…
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.


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