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Record ID: SWYOR-CC0BF1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
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A cowry / cowrie shell which has been modified by human agency by filling it with lead at an unknown date. One possibility is that it was used as an Anglo-Scandinavian weight. The shell has a hole in the rounded upper face which has been plugged with lead. The toothed opening on the underside is also partially obscured by the metal filling which projects from the face of the shell. The shell and metal combined are 21.9mm long, 17.4mm wide and 9.7mm thick. 12.1g. There is no evidence of attachment nor any loop mounted into the metal which would have allowed use as a button or nec…
Created on: Monday 18th July 2016
Last updated: Thursday 21st July 2016
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Record ID: LIN-E2C218
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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Bun shaped bone spindle whorl or weight. The object is decorated on one side only with a pair of concentric circles in the centre and a perimeter groove around the central hole. The central hole measures 10mm diameter.
Created on: Friday 4th July 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Blyborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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