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Record ID: NLM-489977
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead weight. Cast rectangular weight, with hollows in one larger flat side perhaps suggesting it was cast in an open mould. Patinated. The mass may suggest this to have represented one averdepois ounce. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1700 Length: 20.2mm, Width: 15.6mm, Thickness: 10.5mm, Weight: 28.29gms
Created on: Friday 20th September 2019
Last updated: Friday 20th 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-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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: NLM-5391FE
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight. Cast ball with a tapered central hole of diameter 3.6mm-1.5mm diameter; abraded. The metal retains a grey tint, which may suggest a relatively recent date. The small hole could permit a horsehair thread to be threaded through the object, so a function as a line weight would appear possible. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1700-1900 Diameter: 18.3mm, Weight: 29.33gms
Created on: Thursday 15th August 2019
Last updated: Thursday 15th August 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-3DAEF2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight. Cast elongated oval weight of lentoid section, with moulded detail at one end comprising a blind hollow and a curving groove defining eye and head of a fish, with the rest of the object serving as its body. A hole of diameter 2.5mm at the other would permit the weight to be threaded onto a line. Patinated. The piscine form invites interpretation as a fishing weight. If so, in its size and mass this more closely resembles weights used by modern sea anglers than it does those later medieval versions with loops at one end (e.g. Jackson, S., 'Objects of lead and lead alloy', …
Created on: Wednesday 14th August 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 14th August 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-3D8DE2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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, Thi…
Created on: Wednesday 14th August 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 14th August 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Gainsborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-20FC79
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight. Cast plano-convex weight with marked shrinkage lines in its flat base, suggesting casting in an open mould. A moulded apical hole of diameter 6.5mm and depth 6.3mm is blind. The mass may suggest this to have represented four Viking age units of 4.07gms, as used for silver bullion transactions. The form is also well adapted to use on a flat games board, so a dual purpose as weight and gaming piece cannot be ruled out. Reported along with a slightly smaller example from the same broad location (NLM-20EBDA), possibly showing both to be weights from a set of graduated values. …
Created on: Tuesday 25th June 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 26th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Legsby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-20EBDA
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight. Cast plano-convex weight with slight shrinkage lines in its flat base, suggesting casting in an open mould. A moulded apical hole of diameter 5mm and depth 1.7mm is blind. Patinated. The mass may suggest this to have represented six Viking age units of 4.07gms, as used for silver bullion transactions; also amounting to one ore/ora. The contemporary equivalent of an ounce. The form is also well adapted to use on a flat games board, so a dual purpose as weight and gaming piece cannot be ruled out. Reported along with a slightly smaller example from the same broad location (N…
Created on: Tuesday 25th June 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 26th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Legsby', grid reference and parish protected.


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