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Record ID: IOW-6FCB18
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete post-Medieval copper-alloy trade weight (c. 1835-c. 1900). This weight is circular in plan with a flaring rim which is bevelled on its upper surface. Within the rim the surface is flat and has stamped marks. Verification marks consist of a star at 12 o' clock with a C to left and an S to right. These are probably the marks for Southampton (Biggs 1996: 26-27, ref: 13). There is an O at 6 o' clock that probably represents the district. MS at 4 o'clock, unclear mark at 7 o' clock. The rear face is flat and has a central lathe centring point in the form of a circular pit. Ther…
Created on: Tuesday 23rd July 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd July 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: NMS-326D88
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Cast lead discoidal Post Medieval weight. One surface has a small raised circle in the centre surrounded by four concentric equidistant raised rings spaced towards the periphery, the other surface is blank. In thickness the section is wedge-shaped and the top appears to be slightly offset relative to the base, probably due to a mis-cast. Slight fresh damage to a small area of the top corner. Weight 57.92g; 2.04 oz. Similar weights are recorded on the PAS database cf YORYM-16FAA9. Circa AD1500-1800.
Created on: Saturday 20th July 2019
Last updated: Saturday 20th July 2019
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Record ID: NARC-06A4FC
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Solihull
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A complete lead alloy Weight of Post-Medieval date (AD 1550-1750). The object is a cast diamond shaped with a convex upper face and flat lower face. The upper face is decorated with an integral moulded design consisting of a stepped boarder and central motif. The central design is a single thistle, flower and stem with a single leaf flanking the stem. The object weighs 3.53 ounces. The metal is dark cream in colour with a predominantly smooth patina. Length: 60.58mm, Width: 41.78mm, Thickness: 12.52mm, Weight: 100.2g
Created on: Thursday 18th July 2019
Last updated: Thursday 18th July 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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: LANCUM-F1DFC8
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight of uncertain date (c. AD 43 - 1800). The object is oval with a circular perforation that does not extend all the way through. A hollowed circular section on the other side of the object may represent an abandoned attempt to extend this perforation. The object is dark grey in colour. It is 24.11mm in length, 21.44mm in width and 17.34mm in thickness. The perforation is 2.43mm in diameter. The object weighs 45.32g. It can be difficult to date lead weights without archaeological context. This example has no diagnostic features that would allow it to be more precisely dated.
Created on: Wednesday 17th July 2019
Last updated: Friday 19th July 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-F0909A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
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Lead conical and perforated weight of post-medieval date (c. AD 1600 - 1800). The weight has a slightly expanded circular base. It is perforated centrally by a circular hole. The object has a white patina with a rough and pitted surface. It is 21.65mm in length, 22.77mm in diameter and weighs 42.09g. There are a number of similar examples recorded on the database, including: LEIC-75FABE and LANCUM-F064D0. There is a great deal of uncertainty over the date of this type of lead weight, although the string retained in the latter example suggests a post-medieval to modern date is most fitting.
Created on: Wednesday 17th July 2019
Last updated: Friday 19th July 2019
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Record ID: LANCUM-F064D0
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead conical and perforated weight of post-medieval date (c. AD 1600 - 1800). The weight has a circular base. It is perforated centrally by a circular hole which retains the fibrous remains of string. The object has a white patina. It is 24.35mm in length, 22.56mm in diameter. It weighs 46.59g.
Created on: Wednesday 17th July 2019
Last updated: Friday 19th July 2019
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