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    • Created: Friday 26th December 2014
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Record ID: CORN-DF15B9
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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Cast lead trade weight, ovate in plan, and sub-rectanular in profile and section. The central hole is ovate in plan and cylindrical in profile but irregular and measures 7 mm roughly in diameter. The hole is large and irregular so the object was more likely used as a weight rather than a whorl, as it would not have held the spindle or balanced well. It also has a flat base so it could have been used as a pan weight. The edge around the aperture is recessed on both faces, which might be from wear. The weight weighs 12.28 g which is equivalent to a little less than half an avoirdupois o…
Created on: Friday 26th December 2014
Last updated: Saturday 27th December 2014
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