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Record ID: HESH-3F1CA3
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
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Cast lead or lead alloy weight of probable medieval date (1200-1500 AD). The weight is broadly circular in plan and regular in cross section. Both faces are relatively flat and are undecorated. The weight is a mid greenish grey colour with an even, but slightly corroded and abraded patina which covers all surfaces. This weight is most likely to date from the later medieval period, although a direct parallel has not been found. The weight measures 35.3mm in diameter and is 6.0mm thick. It weighs 41.88 grams or 1.48ozs (646 grains)
Created on: Friday 7th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 23rd September 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Worfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-3F08A2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead or lead alloy weight of probable medieval date (1300 - 1550). The weight is broadly pyramidal being oval in plan and triangular in cross section. A single cast hole (diameter 3.5mm) extends through the middle of the weight; it is likely that this was used to suspend the weight using cord or wire and aided safe-keeping and storage. The weight is undecorated. It is a mid grey colour with an abraded and corroded patina that covers all surfaces. Similar weights have been dated to both the Roman and the medieval periods. The context of this find would suggest the later. The weigh…
Created on: Friday 7th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 23rd September 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Worfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-EC14F5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A leady alloy three ounce weight of uncertain but probable modern date (post 1800). The weight is circular in plan and rectangular in cross section. The upper and lower faces have an impressed partial and eroded design, most likely formed by the impressing of a penny or halfpenny into the surface. The upper face bears the impression (reversed) of Britannia, seated on rocks holding shield and trident with posy of flowers extended. The underside is less easy to interpret - possibly having a crown like design - but the surface is heavily worn. The weight is a mid grey colour with an uneve…
Created on: Monday 13th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 23rd September 2019
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HESH-EC6584
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy weight of uncertain but probable post medieval date (post 1500-1700). The weight is circular in plan and D shaped in cross section. The upper face has a very slight dome to it and the surface of the metal is heavily crazed and laminating - no surface decoration is present. The lower surface is relatively flat with an irregular hole at the centre. An indistinct mark possibly an impressed crown is present on lower edge (approximately 5 o'clock); a further mark is present at approximately 9 o'clock. The surface has also been cut with a knife with an irregular design comproisi…
Created on: Monday 13th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 23rd September 2019
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Record ID: HESH-E239F6
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead alloy weight, probably from line or possibly a spindle whorl of unknown date, probably Roman or Medieval (50 - 410 / 1200-1500). The weight is bi-convex with a single cast hole set off centre (diameter 9.4 mm). Both the upper and lower faces have a repeating pattern of radial ribs extending from the edge. The weight is a mid cream grey colour with an abraded surface patina. The weight has also been damaged in the ground. Similar weights have been dated to both the Roman and the Medieval periods. The weight measures 20.9mm diameter, is 9.3mm thick and weighs 15.37 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 7th June 2011
Last updated: Monday 23rd September 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Oswestry', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-E23273
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead or lead alloy weight of probable medieval date (1300 - 1550). The weight is globular being oval in plan and bi-convex in cross section. A single cast hole / rectangular slot (5.8 x 3.6mm) extends through the middle of the weight; it is likely that this was used to suspend the weight using cord or wire and aided safe-keeping and storage. The weight is undecorated. It is a mid grey colour with an abraded and corroded patina that covers all surfaces. Similar weights have been dated to both the Roman and the Medieval periods. The weight measures 26.5mm in high, 35.1mm width and i…
Created on: Tuesday 7th June 2011
Last updated: Monday 23rd September 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cockshutt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-3646BE
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 initial is 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 has…
Created on: Thursday 19th September 2019
Last updated: Sunday 22nd 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-489977
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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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