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Record ID: PUBLIC-F3EA85
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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A cast solid circular lead weight with sloping sides and flat upper and lower surfaces, white patinated overall. It is 26.0 mm in diameter at the top, and 29.1mm at the base, and is 10.1mm thick, and weighs 55.4gms. The mass suggests that this may represent two ounces in either the averdepois or mercantile systems of measurement, and round weights of this approximate value appear amongst finds from the London waterfront (Egan 1998, tables 14 and 15). Suggested date for this object would be medieval to post-medieval, c.1300-1600.
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 17th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Osbaston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-F3DA13
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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A cast solid circular lead weight with convex sides and flat upper and lower surfaces, white patinated overall. It is 33.2mm in diameter and 7.0mm thick, and weighs 51.1gms. The mass may suggest this represents two ounces in either the averdepois or mercantile systems of measurement, and round weights of this approximate value appear amongst finds from the London waterfront (Egan 1998, tables 14 and 15). Suggested date for this object would be medieval to post-medieval, c.1300-1600.
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 17th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Osbaston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-E0952F
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy weight. Cast flat discoid weight with bevelled edge and upstanding rim, and with a basal pit suggesting its finishing on a lathe. The hollow upper side bears stamped notation in modern style: 1 OZ [one ounce]; it is actually slightly underweight. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1850-1900 Diameter: 27.9mm, Thickness: 7.3mm, Weight: 26.18gms
Created on: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Brookenby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-E02A84
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead possible weight. Cast plano-convex object with a small dimple on its convex side. Patinated. The mass may suggest this to have represented one half of an ore/ora or three Viking Age units of 4.07gms. A conical ribbed playing piece or weight of similar mass (NLM-C98990) was reported as from the same general location, and indeed this object might qualify as one of the plainer pieces used in the game of Hnafetafl. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 850-950 Diameter: 16.5mm, Thickness: 8.3mm, Weight: 12.62gms
Created on: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Market Rasen', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-DEF1BC
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval lead alloy trade weight, 57mm long, 51mm wide and 10mm thick with a weight of 227g. The object is sub rectangular with a triangular upper edge and a rectangular cross section. It is stamped on one surface with three crowned E's, one at the apex and one near each right angle. This stamp was used in London during 15th-16th C. p.45 Bigg, N. Trade weights 1992.
Created on: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Record ID: GAT-CA3486
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Anglesey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy trade weight of post-medieval date. The front face of the weight is circular in plan with a raised rim. It has a stamped circle in the center which may indicate it was turned on a lathe. Surrounding the circle are three motifs; a dagger, the shield of St George, and a third motif which is indiscernible but may represent an ewer. The reverse is flat and plain with original file marks. The dagger symbol indicates that the weight was stamped in London. The ewer denotes the weight was approved by the Founder's Company in London. It is not possible to discern a preci…
Created on: Monday 14th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bodfford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-C9F3C0
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to post-medieval discoidal lead weight with chamfered sides: 6.74 g / 0.2375 oz. c. 1300 - 1700.
Created on: Monday 14th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-C92E82
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to post-medieval discoidal lead weight: 65.76 g / 2.3195 oz. c. 1300 - 1700.
Created on: Monday 14th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
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Record ID: PUBLIC-9EF567
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Cast lead weight. It is round in plan and has convex sides and is flattened at the top and bottom, with a central perforation of c7mm in diameter. It has a uniform light grey patination and is 18.2mm in diameter and 15.4mm high, and it weighs 25.7g. Probably used as a 1 ounce weight, and probably dates from the late medieval or post medieval period.
Created on: Saturday 12th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 17th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Osbaston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-8D6EF7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An almost complete post-Medieval copper-alloy trade weight (1590-1862). This trade weight is circular in plan with flaring sides and bevelled at the base. At the top the diameter is 23.4mm and the diameter at the base is 20.2mm. The flat rim has a width of 2.7mm. The upper face is slightly dished and has a circumferential groove at the centre. A stamped ewer/coffee pot at 6 0' clock is the approved mark of the London Founders Company and the stamp was used between 1590 and 1826 (Biggs 1992: 50). The rear face is flat and has a central lathe centring point in the form of a circular pit…
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 14th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-889A4E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy possible weight. A cast disc with bevelled edge, and with both sides now occupied by a dense and loosely concentric mass of scratched or incised lines. A pit of diameter w.7mm lies off-centre on one side, and the edges are, or rather were, given the abraded condition, formerly bevelled. The mass might suggest this to have been a weight, possibly representing one quarter of an averdepois ounce, though some fabric must have been lost. The damage seems too severe to have arisen by casual abrasion in the soil, and might rather evidence the handiwork of a naughty and destructiv…
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 11th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-883B3B
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight. Cast discoid weight with a bevelled rim; lightly patinated. The mass suggests this to have represented one half of an averdepois ounce. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1700 Diameter: 21.6mm, Thickness: 4.4mm, Weight: 14.87gms
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 11th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-881628
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible weight. Cast cylindrical or barrel-shaped object with a large round central aperture of diameter 6mm; patinated. If used as a weight, this would presumably be on either a line or the selvedge of a net - the size of hole would admit the latter. The oblate form is similar to that of larger and later weights used by fishermen, while the mass is close to one quarter of an averdepois ounce. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1700 Length: 13.6mm, Diameter: 11.7mm, Weight: 7.60gms
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 11th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Usselby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-87F988
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible weight. Cast and possibly originally discoid weight, either flattened or trimmed to a hexagonal form. Patinated. The mass may suggest this to have represented three Viking-Age units of 4.07gms as used for silver bullion transactions, or one half of an ora/ore, the contemporary equivalent of an [underweight] ounce. Qualifying this suggestion, it should be acknowledged that examples of values of odd numbers of units are fairly rare in what was effectively a duodecimal system. Suggested date: Early Medieval, 850-950 Diameter: 16.5mm, Thickness: 8.1mm, Weight: 12.42gms
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 11th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Usselby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-7A3BB7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy weight of Unknown date (c. AD 43-c. 1800). This weight is sub-conical in form and has a sub-oval base. A central vertical hole flares slightly. At the bottom the hole has a diameter of c. 4.4mm and the diameter at the top is c. 3.2mm. The weight is grey and pitted overall. Height: 19.0mm; width: 24.3mm; thickness: 20.9mm. Weight: 42.85g.
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 11th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-7276B7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible weight. Cast plano-convex weight with a central moulded and tapered aperture of diameter 5-4mm, appearing square on the convex side, which might imply the tip of a nail shank has been used as a former. Shrinkage lines on the flat side suggest the object was cast in an open mould. Patinated. The finder kindly suggests this to be an early medieval weight, but the hole would be an unusual feature and the mass does not respect contemporary units of measurement. The hole is also a little small to have accommodated a spindle, ruling out a function as a whorl. The mass does, tho…
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-7239B1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible weight. Cast plain flat-sided disc, patinated. The mass may suggest this to have represented a slightly underweight quarter of an averdepois ounce. A similar object (NLM-5DCF34) perhaps representing an underweight half ounce was reported along with this from the same general location. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1700 Diameter: 19.8mm, Thickness: 2.1mm, Weight: 6.60gms.
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-70609C
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flat, conical lead alloy weight, 38.1mm in diameter and 75.0g (2.65 oz) in weight, with a flat base and a central pierced hole around 2.5mm in diameter which runs through the object. A stub of a copper alloy wire suspension loop remains at the apex. The surfaces are undecorated and there is some damage to one side of the object's edge.
Created on: Thursday 10th January 2019
Last updated: Sunday 13th January 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-5F1A6E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy weight with copper-alloy insert of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 800 - 1100. The weight is sub-circular in plan and D-shaped in section. The upper, rounded surface is inset with a spherical piece of copper-alloy. The base is flat and undecorated. The weight is 21.7mm in diameter, 13.6mm thick and weighs 29.2g. Viking weights are known from the Danelaw with coins (SWYOR-D00CF2) and other copper-alloy items (YORYM-9624E2) inset within them. These are usually circular or 'bun' shaped although square weights are known. Examples have also been recorded from the Viking wi…
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: NLM-5DCF34
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible weight. Cast plain flat-sided disc, patinated and now lightly creased. The mass may suggest this to have represented a slightly underweight half of an averdepois ounce. A similar object (NLM-7239B1) perhaps representing an underweight quarter ounce was reported along with this from the same general location. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1700 Diameter: 26.1mm, Thickness: 2.6mm, Weight: 13.36gms.
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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