Back to simple search | Back to advanced search

    You searched for:

    • IdentifierID: 00148E39435012FB
    • Object type: WEIGHT

  • Thumbnail image of LVPL-FDE34C

Record ID: LVPL-FDE34C
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy weight of uncertain date. The object is conical in form with what were possibly originally faceted sides. The top of the object is perforated with a circular hole with a diameter of 4mm at the top, widening to 6mm at the base. The object has a smooth creamy white patina.
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Davenham', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of LVPL-FDC381

Record ID: LVPL-FDC381
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy spindle whorl or loom weight of probable medieval date. It is oval in plan and conical in section with a flat base. All surfaces are undecorated and have an uneven pale grey patina. The central perforation is 6mm in diameter, and is exposed on one side, presumably due to damage. Lead weights of this form were commonly used throughout the medieval and post-medieval period and are therefore difficult to date accurately. Examples of spindle whorls have reportedly been found in contexts dated from the Roman through to the Post-Medieval period although the majority are ty…
Created on: Wednesday 7th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Davenham', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of LVPL-BEC537

Record ID: LVPL-BEC537
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large lead alloy weight of uncertain date. The object is circular in plan and has a central circular perforation and raised rim. The perforation has an internal diameter of 12mm. Each face is undecorated. Dimensions: 61mm in diameter, 15mm thick, 420g. The dating of lead objects of this general type is problematic, and their use is invariably uncertain. The term 'weight' is used here in its broadest sense to include uses that do not involve weighing (e.g. holding-down, tensioning, etc.). They were probably mostly used as net weights, loom weights.
Created on: Thursday 21st December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 21st December 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LVPL-851CFE

Record ID: LVPL-851CFE
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy weight of uncertain date. The object is conical in form with faceted sides creating an octagonal shape when viewed in plan. The top of the object has been flattened and is perforated with a circular hole forming an attachment loop. The object has a smooth creamy white patina and is in good condition. Dimensions: 39mm in height, 32mm in width (at base) 11mm in width (at top), 161.8g Weights can be hard to date due to being a functional artefact, forms and styles do not alter significantly over time. Weights such as this have been used from Roman through to post-medie…
Created on: Tuesday 31st October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 31st October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Christleton', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of LVPL-95D566

Record ID: LVPL-95D566
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy weight of medieval to post-medieval dating (AD 1200 to AD 1800). It is lentoid in shape and trapezoidal in cross-section. At the top of the object is an integral oval suspension loop. The object has a light white patina and has been nicked/damaged in places. Dimensions: 47mm in length, 19mm in width, 16mm thick, 54.10g Numerous functions for such objects have been suggested including as fishing net weights or sinkers and while such objects are difficult to date with any degree of certainty without contextual evidence or any diagnostic features they …
Created on: Friday 1st September 2017
Last updated: Friday 1st September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Claverton', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of LVPL-9D8BD0

Record ID: LVPL-9D8BD0
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wirral
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete post-Medieval lead weight (c.AD1600-c.1800). The object is spherical with a rough pitted outer surface. A circular hole has been drilled through the centre of the object and measures 5mm in diameter. The hole does not perforate the opposite face of the musket ball, stopping short. There is no visible casting seem. The object has a light greyish-brown patina. Dimensions: 18mm in width, 15mm in height, 24.6g The object is very similar in form to a musket ball however the hole suggests it has been used as a weight. Weights had various functions including use in trade,…
Created on: Thursday 27th July 2017
Last updated: Thursday 27th July 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LVPL-3B9722

Record ID: LVPL-3B9722
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Post-Medieval to Modern cast copper-alloy weight or gaming piece. The object is circular in plan with a slight depression in the centre. In the centre of the object on one face is a stamped animal, possibly a deer. The stamp consists only of the head of the animal which is forward facing. It is sub-rectangular in plan each side of which curves inwards. The top of the animals head is notched suggesting antlers of a deer. In the centre of the face is a large triangular nose either side of which are raised pellet eyes. There is no mouth visible. The animal is surrounded by two…
Created on: Friday 16th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 5th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ashbourne', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of LVPL-FBB18E

Record ID: LVPL-FBB18E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy weight dating from the Roman to the Post-Medieval period, (AD 43-1700). The object is circular in plan. The upper face is stamped with the numerals VIII. The lower surface has been recently damaged, possibly due to the plough but is undecorated. The object has a mid-grey patina. Lead weights are common throughout the medieval and post-medieval period. The patina and condition of this weight suggests that a later date is more likely. Dimensions: 45mm in diameter, 11mm thick, 221g. Biggs, N. & Withers, P. (2000) note that weights of this type with numerals are co…
Created on: Tuesday 13th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 13th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Buttercrambe with Bossall', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of LVPL-8DA9DA

Record ID: LVPL-8DA9DA
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy trade weight of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1380 - 1600. The weight is shield shaped with a raised moulded design featuring a large fleur-de-lis on the upper surface. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The metal has a mid-brown patina and is worn. The weight is 40mm long, 31mm wide, 10mm thick and weighs 113.5g. Lead weights have been used in trade since the Roman period and were used for weighing quantities of coin as well as goods. Shield-shaped weights are a distinctive group of trade weights which are used from c.AD 1380 and continue into the…
Created on: Thursday 20th April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Cowick', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of LVPL-446447

Record ID: LVPL-446447
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy trade weight of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1380 - 1600. The weight is shield shaped with a raised moulded design featuring a large fleur-de-lis on the upper surface above which is a bi-foliate crown. A raised moulded border runs around the upper edge of the object which has been damaged in places, possibly due to the plough. The reverse is flat and undecorated The metal has a brownish-grey patina and is worn. The weight is 70mm in length, 48mm in width, 10mm thick and weighs 178g Lead weights have been used in trade since the Roman period and were…
Created on: Wednesday 15th February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Buttercrambe with Bossall', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of LVPL-31CEBE

Record ID: LVPL-31CEBE
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy weight of indistinguishable date. The object is oval in plan and flat. There is no visible decoration on either face. The weight has a mid-brown patina. Lead weights are common throughout the Medieval and Post-Medieval period and are therefore difficult to date accurately. Dimensions: 25mm in diameter, 4mm thick, 17.6g
Created on: Tuesday 14th February 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 15th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Huxley', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of LVPL-0A756E

Record ID: LVPL-0A756E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy weight or spindle whorl of post-medieval date. The object is circular in plan. In the centre of the object is a central uneven perforation. There is no visible decoration on either face. Each surface is heavily abraded probably due to movement within the plough soil. The spindle whorl has a light brown patina. Lead weights of this form were commonly used throughout the medieval and post-medieval period and are therefore difficult to date accurately. Examples of spindle whorls have reportedly been found in contexts dated from the Roman through to the post-medieval perio…
Created on: Tuesday 31st January 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 31st January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Aughton', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of LVPL-1F6553

Record ID: LVPL-1F6553
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy weight of Post-Medieval date, c. AD 1500-1800. The object is circular in plan with a raised circumferential rim. The upper face is stamped with the numerals II. The lower surface is flat and undecorated. The object has a light-brown patina. Lead weights are common throughout the Medieval and Post-Medieval period. Dimensions: 37mm in diameter, 5.5mm thick, 51.6g Biggs, N. & Withers, P. (2000) note that weights of this type with numerals are consistent with the Roman weight-system as well as the averdepois system, thus they could equally be 16th century. Given th…
Created on: Friday 20th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 26th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hampton', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of LVPL-DFCE53

Record ID: LVPL-DFCE53
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy trade weight of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1380 - 1600. The weight is shield shaped with a raised moulded design featuring a large fleur-de-lis on the upper surface. The upper part of the fleur-de-lis has been damaged with a wide groove cutting through it. Above the fleur-de-lis below either side of the modern damage is the remains of a bi-foliate crown. The even patina of the object suggests that this damage occurred during antiquity while there is further more recent damage above the fleur-de-lis. The reverse is flat and with a deep recent groove runn…
Created on: Tuesday 17th January 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Selby area', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of LVPL-4C0671

Record ID: LVPL-4C0671
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy weight of medieval to post-medieval date. The object is oval in plan. In the centre of the object is a circular perforation with an internal diameter of 8mm. There is no visible decoration on either face. Each surface is worn and uneven probably due to movement within the plough soil. The object has a light creamy brown patina. Lead weights of this form were commonly used throughout the Medieval and Post-Medieval period and are therefore difficult to date accurately. Examples of spindle whorls have reportedly been found in contexts dated from the Roman through to the P…
Created on: Tuesday 10th January 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 10th January 2017
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LVPL-E466BA

Record ID: LVPL-E466BA
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy weight or spindle whorl of medieval to post-medieval date. The object is circular in plan and conical. In the centre of the object is a circular perforation with an internal diameter of 9mm. There is no visible decoration on either face. Each surface is heavily abraded probably due to movement within the plough soil. The spindle whorl has a white patina. Lead weights of this form were commonly used throughout the Medieval and Post-Medieval period and are therefore difficult to date accurately. Examples of spindle whorls have reportedly been found in contexts dated from…
Created on: Thursday 5th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Halkyn', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of LVPL-E3CFB7

Record ID: LVPL-E3CFB7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A large lead alloy bun shaped possible steel-yard weight, weighing 113.6g. The object is circular in plan and oval in cross-section. Each face is undecorated with a slight depression in the centre. Iron corrosion projects from the centre of one face of the object. Iron within lead alloy weights often occurs with steel-yard weights. It has a light white patina. Weighs such as this one can be of Roman through to Georgian in date Dimensions: 35mm in width, 18mm thick, 113.6g.
Created on: Thursday 5th January 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mold', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of LVPL-98A03C

Record ID: LVPL-98A03C
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy trade weight, of probable Post Medieval dating (17th to 18th Centuries AD). The object is a disc with slightly rounded edges and has been stamped on one face with the Roman numerals II. The object has a light-brown patina. Dimensions: 33mm in diameter, 6mm thick, 54.6g Biggs, N. & Withers, P. (2000) note that weights of this type with numerals are consistent with the Roman weight-system as well as the averdepois system, thus they could equally be 16th century. Given the growing number of these lead weights being found in the North West, it is more probable that…
Created on: Thursday 8th December 2016
Last updated: Thursday 8th December 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tarvin', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of LVPL-455B0E

Record ID: LVPL-455B0E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small Northern France/Belgian area (that part of Flanders which was to become Belgium and the Low Countries) bullion weight for 3 deniers. Probably dating to the 15th century however later is possible. The object which is worn has two fleur-de-lis on the upper half of the upper face, the lower half is marked with 'III'. On the rear of the objec is a small mark worn countermark within a central circular depression, which may be a quatrefoil or a fleur-de-lis. The lis was a mark used everywhere by goldsmiths all over Europe, including the UK as it was the symbol of purity, and …
Created on: Thursday 10th November 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cilcain', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of LVPL-F4F117

Record ID: LVPL-F4F117
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval lead shield-shaped weight. It has a stepped perimeter and expands in width to the base. The raised body is decorated with three lions passant guardant to the right. The reverse is undecorated and has a rectangular perforation at the top; the perforation is sub-oval on the front of the object and was probably used for attachment. The object has a light brownish-cream patina and is in good condition. Dimensions: 56mm in length, 38mm in width, 13mm thick, 233.4g. Similar weights can be seen in Biggs, p.43 which discusses how lead weights such as this were used to weigh goods …
Created on: Tuesday 25th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whissendine', grid reference and parish protected.


1 - 20 of 216 records.

Other formats: this page is available as json xml rss atom kml geojson qrcode representations.