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    • Primary material: Lead

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Record ID: NMS-7E454E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Lead weight of probable medieval to post medieval date. Egg-shaped, with a central longitudinal perforation. Classic roman steelyards tend to be biconical with iron or copper-alloy suspension loops, often with a loop on the top and bottom. This steelyard doesn't quite fit the known types of roman steelyards nor the typical encased medieval ones. Lead examples from the Post-Medieval date are poorly understood and diffiocult to date out of context. Weight: 505g / 7793.34 grains / 17.81oz / 1.11lb avoirdupois / 1.35lb troy.
Created on: Friday 25th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 25th May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-7DE37C
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Lead spindle whorl of probable medieval date (c. AD 1200 - 1500). Biconical with a central circular perforation and a thick circumferential ridge. One face exhibits a moulded pattern of zig zag lines with pears of pellets in between. The opposite face exhibits a moulded pattern of alternating pellets and transverse lines. Spindle whorls as an artefact type can be hard to date accurately as they remained in use for a long period of time. However, Alberti (2017) comments that biconical spindle whorls are rare in the Roman period and that those examples which are decorated are more likel…
Created on: Friday 25th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 25th May 2018
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Record ID: NLM-6BBADE
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead possible weight. Cast rectangular billet, made in an open mould probably formed in coarse sand, which has imprinted the sides of the object. Lightly patinated. This might be a very small ingot, but the mass is so close to one averdepois ounce as to prompt consideration of it as a deliberately made weight. The sand imprints suggest this was made using a sand bed, which was a requirement of more extensive or professionally conducted casting projects. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1700. Height: 16.8mm, Width: 20.3mm, Thickness: 12.9mm, Weight: 28.07gms
Created on: Thursday 24th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ulceby with Fordington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-677BBD
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
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Conical lead weight of uncertain date. The base is uneven and has an upwards-curled lip runnig around the circumference. Projecting from the top is an iron shank or loop, teminating in an old break and now heavily corroded. Weights can be difficult to date outside of a stratified context due to the fact that they are generally utilitarian objects and forms do not vary significantly over time. Weights of this form are evidenced from the Roman through to the post medieval period and numerous weight-related functions are likely, perhaps as a steelyard weight, standing weight, net weight …
Created on: Thursday 24th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
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Record ID: NLM-574242
Object type: SHOT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead shot. Cast ball with a flattened circumferential belt from set up, a distorting effect occurring at the instant of firing an unwadded projectile. The mass suggests this was used with a light fowling piece or 'rook and rabbit' gun. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1700-1800. Diameter: 11mm, Weight: 8.88gms
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-572A11
Object type: SHOT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead shot. Cast ball with a circumferential rib, possibly interrupted at one site, though this might be damage incurred in manufacture when the ball was cut from its sprue. The rib shows this was intended for a rifle related to the Brunswick Rifle of the 1840's, though this object is for hunting rather than a military weapon, probably a light fowling piece or 'rook and rabbit' gun. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1840-1860. Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 10.69gms
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-570C56
Object type: SHOT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead shot. Cast cylindrical slug, distorted by impact against a flat hard surface; patinated. The mass, at just over half an ounce, and the diameter, would be consistent with use as a supplementary load for a smoothbore muzzle loading pistol. This would be used to increase the 'stopping power' of a round. The use of eccentric forms of projectile was particularly characteristic of the 17th century. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1600-1700. Length: 14.2mm, Diameter: 12.6mm, Weight: 14.85gms
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-56C8D2
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead spindle whorl. Cast cylindrical whorl with a central moulded aperture of diameter c.11mm and bearing traces of moulded decoration on one flat side. The decoration comprises moulded radial ribs between inner and outer edges, the latter raised. Patinated, and with a deep and probably recent cut which distorts the object. The moulded decoration may point to an association with the early post-medieval class of biconvex whorls. Its soft modelling in this case probably arises from the use of a more crisply decorated whorl to make the mould from which this copy was cast. Suggested date: …
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scawby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-56A8DB
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead and iron weight. A cast conical or domed weight, cast in an open mould, with an embedded iron stub projecting from the upper surface as made. Patinated. The mass might point to an association with the Viking Age systems employed for transactions in silver bullion c.850-950, representing one ora/ore or six sub-units of the prevailing contemporary Norse and Danish systems of measurement; it presently corresponds most closely to the latter. The loss of an uncertain weight of iron must qualify this attribution, and the conventional identification applied to weights with an iron loop e…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scawby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-555647
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead weight. Cast discoid weight, possibly marked on one flat surface by the loss of a thin embedded object. Patinated. The mass, as it now stands, could permit this to have served to represent a slightly overweight six units as used in Viking Age Denmark [of 4.07gms], or six slightly underweight units as used in Viking Age Dublin and its dependencies, including Viking York [of 4.43gms], both equating to one ora/ore, roughly equivalent to an ounce. The correspondence with these systems is less exact than is normally required by this reporter to advance this interpretation, though this …
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scawby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-3CD6B8
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
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An incomplete lead possibly Roman steelyard weight, dating to AD 43-410. It is roughly bi-conical with one iron loop inserted in each of the rounded ends. The loops have different sizes and the largest is incomplete. The weight has a light greyish brown patina and is marked by scratches and dentings. Diameter: 28.45 g Length: 56.59 mm Weight: 127.54 g
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lackford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-2CF818
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Fragment of medieval or post-medieval cast copper alloy leg from a cauldron, sub triangular-sectioned, broken above a transverse rib and three-toed foot. Weighs 66.20g. 14th - 17th century.
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-2CC3BE
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Three probably medieval lead weights, both in rather worn condition: - crude plano-convex with central perforation, weighing 15.69g. - crude conical with central perforation, weighing 17.07g. - rectangular (43 x 50 x 10mm), face with crude counter-relief possible assymetrical saltire within border, weighing 179.43 g, 6.3285 oz. 13th - 15th century.
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-1456FE
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warrington
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A lead musket or pistol ball with an uneven appearance and two distinct nodules on the line of molding/casting. This is a smaller example, possibly for use in a pistol. The raised nodules could indicate it was unfinished or at least not refined, and had therefore not been used.
Created on: Sunday 20th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winwick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-144D71
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warrington
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A lead musket ball with distinct central molding line and one large indentation, probably from plough action in the soil.
Created on: Sunday 20th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winwick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-1444AA
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warrington
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A lead musket ball with distinct central molding line and numerous possible indentations, possibly from plough action in the soil.
Created on: Sunday 20th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winwick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-1439B7
Object type: MUSKET BALL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Warrington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead musket ball with distinct central castin/molding line.
Created on: Sunday 20th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winwick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-142398
Object type: BULLET
Broad period: MODERN
County: Warrington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead bullet from a cartridge round. The body is a convex cone, tapering to two rings that would have provided the anchoring point to hold the bullet into the cartridge.
Created on: Sunday 20th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winwick', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-EEE828
Object type: STYLUS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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Complete lead stylus of medieval or post-medieval date (c. 1200 - 1700 AD). The stylus consists of a lead rod which is square in section, with two sides tapering to form a point at one end. The object is light grey in colour. It is 68.0mm in length and 8.0mm in width, with a weight of 31.13g. This type of stylus was probably used to mark slate and was used from medieval times well into the post-medieval period. There are many similar examples of this type of stylus on the database, including: NMS-579044, NLM-13A05B and IOW-3D7855.
Created on: Friday 18th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-EA1F08
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval half ounce lead weight dating to the period c. AD 1625 - 1649. Discoidal, the upper face is stamped with the initials CR surmounted by a crown and a crescent shape indicating the weight. Extant weight: 12.7g/ 0.44oz avoirdupois. It is likely that wear and leaching during deposition accoutn for the weight being slightly underweight.
Created on: Friday 18th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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