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Record ID: ESS-E93E46
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cambridgeshire
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A cast lead weight or possible spindle whorl of uncertain date. The weight is hemispherical and circular in plan, with a concave base and convex top. It has a sub circular hole drilled through the centre. It is undecorated and covered with pitting and scratch marks. The weight has a cream-grey patination and weighs 7.82g. Lead weights, along with spindle whorls, were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the Post Medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty. Decorated examples are thought to date to the Medieval to Post Medieval periods while undecorated exampl…
Created on: Wednesday 16th October 2013
Last updated: Friday 13th June 2014
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Record ID: ESS-E922F6
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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A cast lead weight or gaming piece, dating to the Early Medieval period (850 - 950 AD). The object is in the form of a truncated cone, circular base and tapering sides, with a flattened top. Five knops projection from the top, giving the object a castellated appearance. It measures 32mm in diameter. A similar example is recorded on this database; FAKL-CED235.
Created on: Wednesday 16th October 2013
Last updated: Friday 13th June 2014
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Record ID: ESS-E4A557
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead weight or possible spindle whorl of uncertain date. The weight is hemispherical with a flat base, circular in plan and convex top. It has a sub circular hole drilled through the centre. It is undecorated and covered with pitting and scratch marks. The weight has a cream-grey patination. It weighs 21.39g. Lead weights, along with spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the Post Medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty. Undecorated examples cannot be securely dated without supporting contextual evidence.
Created on: Wednesday 16th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 28th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chignall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-D3E122
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable cast lead weight of uncertain date. The artefact is sub rectangular with a sub rectangular cross section. It is undecorated with a slightly pitted surface. It measures 13mm in length and weighs 13.12g. Lead weights, along with spindle whorls were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the Post Medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty. Undecorated examples cannot be securely dated without supporting contextual evidence.
Created on: Tuesday 15th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 28th May 2014
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