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    • Object type: WEIGHT

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Record ID: SWYOR-B7CBBA
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A lead perforated weight of probably Post Medieval to Modern date, about AD 1500 - 1900. It is flat and rectangular in section, and an elongated octagon in plan. There is a keyhole shaped hole through the weight at one end (rounded at one end and narrower and rectangonal at the other); it is not clear whether it was always intended to be this shape, or whether it has been worn by suspension on a loop or rope. The edges and corners of the weight are worn and rounded. This may be from water damage, since the weight was found near a river. This has led to speculation that the weight may h…
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-53E30D
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy weight, possibly a spindle whorl of Roman date. The object has a bevelled flat lower face and domed upper face. The object has a central circular 5.10mm Ø perforation. There is no decoration on obverse and reverse and all surfaces appear slightly worn. Lead weights like these are common finds, but only rarely from excavated contexts which is why date and origin are difficult to pinpoint. Decorated lead-alloy weights are very rare finds in excavations, but are often found by metal detectorists. They are usually biconical or cylindrical in shape and are decorated…
Created on: Saturday 16th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'JHFF', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-3D82B4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular lead pan weight of late Medieval to Post-Medieval date. Description: The pan weight is circular in plan with a raised in relief cross on its upper face formed from four uneven triangles, cast in relief arranged around a central raised pellet. Each triangle has a pellet within. It has slightly tapering sides which leaves the base slightly wider than the top. The base is undecorated although it does have an iron shank pushed through to the front to help form the raised central pellet. The weight has been crudely cast leaving it quite uneven. The object is heavily patinated an…
Created on: Friday 15th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 20th June 2018
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Record ID: NLM-22B256
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible weight. Cast rectangular weight with lightly bevelled upper edges, smooth regular surfaces and a slight patina. The mass does not immediately suggest correspondence with any particular system of measurement and, indeed, the good surface condition may suggest a more recent date. This might relate to those modern rectangular objects of lead which appear from their condition to have served ancillary functions to the operation of machinery, possibly as buffers, shock absorbers or similar inserted objects. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1700-1900. Length: 24.6mm, Width: 22.1m…
Created on: Thursday 14th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-0E231A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible weight. Cast cylindrical weight, with numerous crescentic impressions on its underside [as cast], which was probably uneven with an intermittently upstanding rim. Patinated. The mass might suggest this to have represented ten Viking-Age units, as used for silver bullion transactions, though the correspondence with the contemporary Danish and Norse systems is less exact than is normally acceptable to this reporter. The castellated edge might alternatively point to this being a playing piece for a game such as Hnafetafl, in which a King was distinguished from plainer pieces…
Created on: Wednesday 13th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
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Record ID: NLM-F97AE4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy weight. A concavo-convex fragment of lead alloy, cut down to trapezoid form with a hole of diameter 3.5mm probably roughly drilled from one side, producing a countersunk aperture on its convex side. The metal is delaminating, a feature most usually observed on cast post-medieval spoons. Here, a large spoon bowl may have been cut or broken to improvise a line weight for fishing. Alternatively, as it is thick for a spoon bowl, this may be a shard from the everted rim of a vessel with improvised provision for suspension. In either case, the addition of the hole was a crudely ex…
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haxey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-F96EA5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead probable weight. Cast trapezoid billet neatly cut from cast lead sheet. Patinated. The mass may suggest this to have represented an underweight quarter of an ounce. It was presumably for private rather than commercial use, as lead weights slipped from official favour from the 17th century onwards. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1650-1850. Length: 13.1mm, Width: 12.5mm, Thickness: 4.6mm, Weight: 6.39gms
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haxey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-E758B4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Crude rectangular (30 x 27mm) lead weight, face with multiple impressions of a rectangular (c.12 x 4mm) stamp with longitudinal line crossed by two transverse lines, underweight for 4 oz avoirdupois. Weighs 53.18g; 820.6 grains; 1.8755 oz. (4 oz avoirdupois = 875.0 grains). 14th - 15th century.
Created on: Monday 11th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2018
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Record ID: LON-E6A78A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval cast lead alloy trade weigh dating from AD-1625-1685. The weight is circular and is probably a four-ounce/quarter pound avoirdupois. The weight has three incuse stamps on the obverse arranged in an inverted triangle: a crowned letter C (Royal Cypher for Charles I or II), the Sword of St. Paul's (City of London) and a third stamp below this probably an 'angel and scales' the stamp of the Plumbers Company. A similar weight is illustrated in Biggs and Withers (2000:59 ref. 228). The reverse is unmarked. Dimensions: diameter: 39.30; thickness: 10.55mm; weight: 11.50g Simi…
Created on: Monday 11th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: NLM-950843
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy possible weight. Cast globular to plano-convex rounded lump, with a flat side probably produced by a robust hammer strike. The convex face is deeply gouged, though this is thought to have distorted rather than removed its fabric. The mass exactly equates to three units of 4.07gms, as used in Viking Age Denmark for transactions of silver bullion. Both the Danish and Norse systems were duodecimal, and so uneven numbers of units appear less frequently than the even, though as one half of an ora/ore [a contemporary and underweight ounce] a value of three units should not be un…
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haxey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DYFED-931E2B
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Carmarthenshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
8 Dram Trade weight. Weight is whole and shows signs of use and wear. Object weighs 14g and is approximately 20mm in diameter.
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kidwelly', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-800E54
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible weight. Small cylindrical weight, probably cast in an open mould, with a ridged or uneven base [as cast; this was probably the top when in use]. Patinated. The surface condition argues some age for this object. Discoid weights from London include a cluster of round weights of just over 20gms mass, though these are not ascribed to any particular system of measurement (Egan 1998, table 15 and fig. 229). An object of this form might also be used as a playing piece for an early medieval board game. Suggested date: Unknown, Early Medieval to Medieval, 850-1500. Diameter: 18.6…
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haxey', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-7D59F0
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead weight or spindle whorl. The weight is rectangular in section and circular in plan, and has a 10mm diameter hole through the centre. The weight is undecorated. Roman-post-medieval.
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: BH-6A6999
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two complete lead-alloy weights of uncertain date. Both weights are identical in form, consisting of a sub-cylindrical body with rounded terminals and a central circular perforation through the centre longitudinally. One weight measures 32mm in length, 15mm in diameter and weighs 36.1 grams. The other weight measures 32mm in length, 14mm in diameter and weighs 35.1 grams.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 13th June 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-6936CA
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Post Medieval circular trade weight of the reign of George III, or possibly the earlier part of the reign of George IV. This weight is circular in plan, sub-rectangular in cross-section and has a raised rim. The front has a single central incised circle around the centre. Overlying this circle are four stamped motifs: A letter 'A' for avoirdupois, the royal cypher 'G' surmounted by a crown, the sword of St Paul and an ewer denoting that the weight was approved by the Founders Company in London. The back has a central indentation and file adjustment marks. The di…
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 5th June 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-691FE5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy William And Mary trade weight dating 1688-1694AD. The diameter is 25mm and the weight 13.05g.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 5th June 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-68367C
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small cast conical lead weight with a hole probably Medieval to Post-medieval, 1400-1700. The length is 17mm, the width is 22mm and the weight 23.22g. Weights such as this have been used from Roman through to post-medieval times. Numerous weight-related functions are likely for objects such as this, for example, steelyard weights, standing weights, net weights or fishing weights.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 5th June 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-682372
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small cast conical lead weight with a hole probably Medieval to Post-medieval, 1400-1700. The length is 33mm, the width is 28mm thickness and the weight 111.62g. Weights such as this have been used from Roman through to post-medieval times. Numerous weight-related functions are likely for objects such as this, for example, steelyard weights, standing weights, net weights or fishing weights.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 5th June 2018
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Record ID: ESS-68004C
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circular copper-alloy trade weight dating to the late 18th century to the early 19th century. Possibly could be an apothecaries weight. The top of the weight has a raised border which is stepped on the inner circumference. Within this border is a circular roped design that frames an emblem which is now illegible, although there appears to be a head of a raven at the top of the emblem. The underside of the weight is flat and also has a border around the edge. Within this border is a circular roped design that has a knot at the bottom. Within this design is a stylized "M". The weigh…
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2018
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Record ID: NLM-532DBE
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible weight. Cast oval plate, now folded; lightly patinated. The mass could suggest this to be an overweight quarter ounce weight under the averdepois system; the good surface condition may point to a relatively recent date. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1650-1850. Length (as found): 20.1mm, Width: 24.9mm, Thickness: 1.9mm, Weight: 7.94gms
Created on: Monday 4th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haxey', grid reference and parish protected.


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