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    • Primary material: Lead
    • Broad period: MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: WMID-D09E5B
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead or lead alloy standing / pyramidal weight, of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (AD 1200 to AD 1600). The weight has a flat circular base, with a central recessed pellet. The sides of the weight have been facetted, forming four distinct sides. The sides taper inwards towards the top. A complete circular suspension loop is present at the top of the weight, with an internal diameter of 2.2 mm. It measures 43.3 mm in height, 44.4 mm wide and 48.0 mm thick. It weighs 254.6 g or 8.98 oz. It is a light to mid grey colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, c…
Created on: Wednesday 8th July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 8th July 2015
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Record ID: WMID-D0C618
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead or lead alloy standing / pyramidal weight, of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (AD 1200 to AD 1600). The weight has a flat circular base. The sides taper inwards towards the top. The remains of an iron suspension loop are present in the top of the weight. It measures 34.4 mm in height, 23.0 mm wide and 22.0 mm thick. It weighs 69.8 g or 2.46 oz. It is a light to mid grey colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail. Several similar pyramida…
Created on: Wednesday 8th July 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 8th July 2015
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Record ID: WMID-E0B184
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An in complete lead or lead alloy standing weight, of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (AD 1200 to AD 1600). Overall the weight is cylindrical in shape, with a circular base. The sides of the weight are smooth and gradually taper towards the top. The suspension loop is missing. It measures 41.0 mm in height, with a base diameter of 26.6 mm and a top diameter of 17.0 mm. It weighs 155.1 g or 5.47 oz. It is a light to mid grey colour, with an uneven surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface…
Created on: Tuesday 17th January 2017
Last updated: Monday 6th February 2017
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Record ID: WMID-E38AE2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead or lead alloy shield shaped weight of Medieval dating (AD 1250 to AD 1600). The shield weight is sub triangular, with a raised shield shape on the front. A border is present around the edge, consisting of a raised rim. A raised cross design is present in the centre. A wide diagonal cut is present, slicing through the centre of the cross outwards to a corner. The reverse of the weight is plain and undecorated. It measures 57.4 mm in length, 56.4 mm wide and 12.6 mm thick. It weighs 209.0 g (7.37 oz). The weight is a light grey colour, with an even surface pa…
Created on: Tuesday 17th January 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 4th April 2017
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Record ID: WMID-FB748A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead or lead alloy ovoid weight, of probable Medieval (AD1100 to AD 1500) dating. The weight is ovoid (egg) in shape with a circular cross section. Remains of an iron suspension loop are present at the apex (top) of the weight. The weight is 62.5 mm tall, has a maximum diameter of 40.2 mm. It weighs 544.6 g (19.21 oz). The weight is a mid to dark grey colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in a loss of some of the original surface detail. Weights can be hard to date due to being a functional artefa…
Created on: Tuesday 13th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 14th August 2019
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Record ID: WMID-928FD1
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast lead alloy seal matrix, of Medieval date (c. AD 1250 - c. AD 1350). The seal matrix is flat and circular, with a sub-circular lug on the reverse with a rectangular cross-section. The lug has been pierced centrally with a sub-circular hole 2.04 mm in diameter. The lug is on a ridge which acts as an orientation device to ensure that the seal matrix is placed the right way up in the wax. Two horizontal ridges are present at the top of the ridge, to indicate the top. The die depicts a seven pointed star, created from intersecting incised lines. The inscription surrou…
Created on: Wednesday 30th January 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 25th November 2015
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Record ID: LVPL-CEEB37
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Denbighshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast lead seal matrix, of Medieval date (c. 1250 - c.1350 AD). The seal matrix has a circular die, with a large D-shaped lug on the reverse. This is rectangular in cross-section and has an off-centre sub-circular perforation, diameter 2.52mm. No marks appears to be visible to aid orientation of the die. The die depicts four leaves arranged in an quatrefoil design, surrounded by a grooved border and then the legend around the edge. Each leaf consists of five diagonal petals or leaves. The legend appears to read + S': GRONW MON AP HOVA (Seal of Gronw Mon Son of Hova). G…
Created on: Wednesday 25th May 2011
Last updated: Wednesday 9th December 2015
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Record ID: WMID-6BE795
Object type: PENCIL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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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Record ID: WMID-9DF4EA
Object type: MOUNT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead star of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (AD 1400 to AD 1550). The star has six curving rays, with a raised rib in the centre. Raised pellets are positioned along the edge of each ray. No attachment points are present on the reverse. It measures 15.7 mm in length, 16.6 mm wide and 3.2 mm thick. It weighs 2.9 g. Two similar lead stars have been recorded from the same field, FAKL-356B49. Stars of this type were attached, as decoration, to the ceilings of buildings (Egan, 2005, 69-71). The lack of attachment points or holes suggests that they were simply stuck onto w…
Created on: Monday 1st July 2019
Last updated: Monday 1st July 2019
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Record ID: WMID-82FF84
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete, but reused cast lead alloy papal bulla of Pope Boniface VIII, pope from AD 1294 to AD 1303). The obverse bears an inscription of BONI FA[ ]VS PP:VIII, split into three lines, identifying it as a bulla of Pope Boniface VIII. Like the obverse, the pelleted border around the outside has mostly been erased by the edge being hammered out and folded over. The reverse depicts St. Paul, on the left of the seal looking right, depicted with a long pointed beard. St. Peter is on the right facing left and has a rounded face with beard and hair formed of pellets. Both faces are contain…
Created on: Wednesday 12th June 2013
Last updated: Thursday 21st February 2019
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Record ID: WMID-843708
Object type: BULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete lead papal bulla, issued by Pope Martin IV (AD 1281 to AD 1285). The obverse bears the legend "MAR / TINVS / PP •IIII•" within a beaded border. 'PP', is an abbreviation of pastor pastorum - meaning shepherd of the shepherds. The reverse depicts the face of St Peter and St Paul, below the inscription SPA SPE (SPA = Sanctus Paulus, SPE = Sanctus Petrus), all of which are surrounded by a beaded border, flanking the outside edge of the bulla. Some of the beaded border is missing. St Peter is seen on the right, looking left, with St. Paul on the left looking right, with a l…
Created on: Tuesday 31st October 2017
Last updated: Monday 25th February 2019
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Record ID: WMID-795444
Object type: AMPULLA
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead or lead alloy ampulla, of Medieval dating (AD 1175 to AD1500). Approximately 50% of the ampulla is present, with incomplete handles and top. It is sub rectangular in shape, with a horizontal linear upper edge and a narrowed neck. This horizontal edge of the ampulla has been pushed together. Just below the upper edge the neck of the ampulla is slightly waisted with the remains of a lug on both sides. The ampulla is slightly bulbous, but the surface is undulating due to damage, and has a slightly bevelled edge around the lower edge. The original designs are difficu…
Created on: Thursday 16th July 2015
Last updated: Thursday 16th July 2015
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