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Record ID: SWYOR-CF8CF9
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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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: SWYOR-F069C8
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
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A Medieval lead pendent weight dating from AD 1200 - 1500. It is an elongated lentoid in shape with a perforation for suspension at the flattened and rounded apex. In cross-section it is D shaped, and slightly hollow on the flat reverse in places. A similar example is NMS-A7E0B0. Compare also Egan (1998), 310-11, fig.231 which is recorded as a type commonly seen, but of uncertain function, perhaps as a sinker for a net, as a plumb bob or for use with a ship's soundling lead. Length: 80.2 mm Width: 13.6 mm Thickness: 9 mm Weight: 50.4 g
Created on: Monday 29th July 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 14th August 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-9902F6
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A shield shaped, cast lead trade weight dating from the Medieval period, about AD 1350 - 1500. The upper face is decorated with in a raised border and the faint design of a crown over a fleur. It is 72.7mm long, 50.7mm wide and 20mm thick. It weighs 209g. It was probably intended to be an 8oz weight, but has lost some mass. There is an iron rivet through the weight, perhaps to adjust the mass. Compare SWYOR-7A7972 for the general style. The weight is bent and has some damage. Similar weights are discussed and illustrated in Biggs and Withers, 2000, Lead Weights: The David Rogers Colle…
Created on: Thursday 25th July 2019
Last updated: Thursday 22nd August 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-335007
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
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A cast lead weight probably dating from the Medieval or Post Medieval periods, about AD 1100-1800. The object is of rounded sub-triangular form and has a height of 22.19mm, a width of 14.95mm, and a thickness of 9.92mm. It weighs 14.86g. There is an elongated oval perforation for suspension. There are grooves in either side of this perforation (towards the apex of the triangle) where the line from which the weight was suspended has worn into the lead. Although its mass is only a little over half an ounce, the object is probable a line or net weight, not one intended for measurement.
Created on: Saturday 20th July 2019
Last updated: Monday 2nd September 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-F3FBDA
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
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A cast lead weight of uncertain date, probably Roman to Post Medieval (AD 43 - 1800). The weight is a short cylinder with a flat base and an angled top, but straight sides. There is a stub of an iron loop or rivet projecting from the centre of the sloping face. The weight has a smooth white patina. It is 25.5mm diameter, 15.9mm thick and 68.5g. This mass does not obviously match any of the main systems of measurement known. It could be a non-standard weight for a specific purpose, or it could be a weight that was used to add mass to another object rather than for weighing.
Created on: Wednesday 17th July 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 17th July 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-F33CC2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A cast lead weight of uncertain date, probably Medieval to Post Medieval (AD 1200 - 1800). The weight is sub conical with convex sides and a flat circular base. There is a circular hole running from the centre of the base to the apex, tapering from 14.5mm at the base to 11.1mm at the apex. There is a slight circular groove on the base, half way between the hole and the edge, probably a result of the lead contracting as it cooled. The weight has a smooth grey patina. It is 49.5mm tall, 54.5mm diameter and 709g. The mass does not obviously correspond to any system of measurement, though…
Created on: Wednesday 17th July 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 17th July 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-F262AC
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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A Medieval or post medieval cast lead alloy cup weight from a set of nested weights, dating from about AD 1300-1600. The weight is a shallow bowl or cup. It has a circular base with the sides flaring up to a wider rim. Unlike other examples on the PAS database, there is no decoration and the cup is completely plain. It has a smooth yellow patina. It is 40.4mm diameter, 10.9mm high and the walls are 3.4mm thick. 56.2g. This mass is 1.98oz, so the weight was probably intended as a two ounce weight. Egan 1998:309-10 discusses a set of six lead cup weights in the British Museum for which…
Created on: Wednesday 17th July 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 17th July 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-3549A7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Wakefield
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A lead weight of Medieval to Post Medieval date, about AD 1250 - 1900. It is a circular disc of lead with a mass of 26.09g, which is only a little less than one ounce. There are no recognisable features on either face. One face is more pitted and slopes from one side to the other. The diameter is 27.1 mm and the object is 4.4mm thick and it weighs 26.09g. It has a smooth, well developed patina.
Created on: Monday 8th July 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 17th July 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-0CF5DE
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
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A crudely cast, hemispherical lead weight of probably Medieval to Post Medieval date, AD 1250 - 1800. The centre of the base is slightly concave. It is 55.1mm in diameter and 31.8mm thick. It weighs 560g (1lb 4oz), so could be a 1 and 1/4 pound weight, or even a 1 and 1/2 pound weight in the troy system. It could also be a weight that was not used for measuring, such as a counterweight.
Created on: Monday 24th June 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd July 2019
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