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Record ID: IOW-3646BE
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete post-Medieval copper-alloy trade-weight, possibly dating from the reigns of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) to George I (1714-1727). See Biggs 1996: 9-10. The weight is circular in plan with a raised rim which is bevelled internally and externally. The front has stamped verification marks: the sword of St Paul representing the City of London at 11 o' clock. A crown of the monarch (inverted and the monarch's initials are missing) at 1 o' clock and an ewer (coffee pot) at 6 o' clock. There is a large irregular shallow dent at the centre. The rear face lacks a lathe-centring pit and h…
Created on: Thursday 19th September 2019
Last updated: Thursday 19th September 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-3477C8
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead weight, as kindly identified by the finder. Cast annular weight with a central moulded aperture of diameter 11mm. Shrinkage lines around the hole on one side suggest this was cast in an open mould. Though the form is identical to that of a cylindrical spindle whorl, the grey tint of the metal argues for a more recent date, and the mass exceeds that of almost all spindle whorls, whether intended for spinning yarn or plying cords. The function was perhaps, though, comparable, probably as a flywheel from light machinery. Suggested date: Post-Medieval to Modern, 1850-1950 Diameter: 3…
Created on: Thursday 19th September 2019
Last updated: Thursday 19th September 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-343CD4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MODERN
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead weight. Cast oval flat-sided weight with a probably drilled apical hole of diameter 3mm. One side bears the stamped circular motif of a [moderately] Celticised horse left with six small pellets arranged in a star pattern above its back. The metal retains a grey tint, probably arguing its recent date. The appearance of a motif drawn from the repertoire of Celtic coinage may relate this object to a series of modern base metal forgeries of Celtic and Anglo-Saxon coins distributed from a 'mint' in the Grimsby area. This is presumably an adaptation of a recent fishing weight with a sta…
Created on: Thursday 19th September 2019
Last updated: Thursday 19th September 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F9D594
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead possible weight. A short cast tube of globular form with a large [diameter 16.7mm] central aperture; battered and lightly patinated. One end bears cut-marks; the other is lightly splayed. The form is not dissimilar to that of modern fishing weights used by sea anglers, though the hole could admit the selvedge of a large net. The modest degree of patina may point to a relatively recent date. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1700-1900 Length: 29.7mm, Diameter: 25.3mm, Thickness (wall): 5.2mm, Weight: 63.43gms
Created on: Monday 16th September 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 17th September 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-9F8050
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead alloy possible weight. A small trapezoid flat-sided billet, probably cut from cast sheet. Patinated. Kindly suggested to be lead by the finder but probably alloyed, and hence less flexible than it might otherwise be. The mass might hint at this representing two Roman drams of 1.77gms, or perhaps one eighth of an averdepois ounce - in the latter case, underweight. Suggested date: Unknown, Roman to Post-Medieval, 43-1800 Length: 11.9mm, Width: 10.4mm, Thickness: 2.9mm, Weight: 3.28gms
Created on: Thursday 12th September 2019
Last updated: Thursday 12th September 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-7784ED
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possibly Medieval lead weight of an unknown date. The weight would once have been conical in shape, but has been cut down the centre, possibly to check how deep the suspension loop hole had been cast. further attempts at cutting the weight can be seen through a further two incisions made to one side. The weight has a white patina and is heavily pitted. Other examples of this weight can be seen in LANCUM-F02BA8. Height: 38.09 mm Diameter: 46.46 mm Weight 396g
Created on: Tuesday 10th September 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 11th September 2019
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Record ID: DEV-FC70DC
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead weight dating to the medieval to post medieval period AD 1200-1700. The weight has a convex outer face and a concave reverse. It is sub-oval in shape, which suggests it was probably sub-circular in shape originally, and rests flat when rested on a flat surface. The outer face has been decorated with a circular black mark covering most of the surface. While early medieval weights formed of lead with a copper alloy inset do exist (such as YORYM-5F1A6E), the majority of these are solid rather than concave in reverse. The hollow back of this example makes it more likely to be …
Created on: Wednesday 4th September 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 4th September 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-CF8CF9
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead artefact, probably a perforated weight, perhaps for a line or net, of Medieval or post-Medieval date, about AD 1100 - 1800. It is 37.6mm long 14.1mm wide and 7.6mm thick. It weighs 35.55g. It is in the form of a rectangle in plan, with a pointed end. It is rectangular in cross-section and has flat faces. There is a sub-circular sub-conical perforation in the pointed end. There are some grooves in the sides; nicks across the corners, probably the result of damage post-deposition in the soil. It has a cream patina. The mass is not obviously a weight in any of the common syste…
Created on: Monday 2nd September 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 18th September 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-CE8416
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A lead alloy shield shaped trade weight dating from the Medieval period, about AD 1250 - 1500. Both faces of the weight are damaged, so it is not possible to tell if there was once a design. With a mass of 90.34g this was probably intended to be an 1/4 lb weight in the mercantile or Avoirdupois systems based on 15 ounces of 29.2g or 28.4g in the pound respectively (109.4g or 106.3g "correct" mass), but damage and wear has resulted in the loss of some mass. There are details of these systems in table 14 on page 302 of Egan's The Medieval Household (2010). The weight has a grey patina wi…
Created on: Monday 2nd September 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 18th September 2019
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Record ID: NLM-8F9302
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight. Cast cylindrical weight with one flat side and one which bears a partial rim around an irregular indentation; patinated. The indentation might be an incompletely defined rim; or it may show where a small flat object was formerly embedded. The current mass could suggest this object to have represented twelve Viking Age units of 4.07gms, as used for silver bullion transactions, and equating to two ora/ore, the contemporary version of an ounce. However, the possible loss of fabric leaves this open to doubt: it might equally be a complete but underweight two ounce weight of th…
Created on: Friday 30th August 2019
Last updated: Monday 2nd September 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Belton', grid reference and parish protected.


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