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    • Primary material: Lead
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Record ID: WMID-6BE795
Object type: PENCIL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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An incomplete cast lead pencil of uncertain dating, but probably Medieval to Post Medieval (AD 1200 to AD 1600). It is circular sectioned, with a break due to an air bubble created during the casting process. The other end is rounded to a blunt point. It measures 47.8 mm in length, with a diameter of 8.0 mm. It weighs 23.5 g. It is a mid grey colour, with an even surface patina. Several similar styli have been recorded on the PAS database including NLM-908653, LEIC-1414C8, YORYM-C50AD3, NLM-3AACA8, YORYM-100437. They would have been used for writing on wax tablets or for marking buildi…
Created on: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th March 2019
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Record ID: WMID-155786
Object type: PENCIL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A complete cast lead pencil of uncertain dating, but probably Medieval to Post Medieval (AD 1200 to AD 1600). The stylus is circular sectioned, with a flattened, slightly expanded top. The other end exhibits knife cut facets, tapering to a point. It has been folded in half. It measures 27.30 mm in length, 29.12 mm wide and 7.80 mm thick. It has a diameter of 7.04 mm. It weighs 24.0 g. It is a mid grey colour, with an even surface patina.
Created on: Thursday 24th January 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 5th March 2019
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