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    • Object type: WEIGHT

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Record ID: LVPL-91F30E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Derbyshire
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Lead piriform (drop shaped) lump weight of uncertain date. The base of the weight is circular, whilst the entire weight is 'onion-shaped' in cross section. It has a conical upper stem and hemispherical base with a slightly flattened bottom, allowing it to sit upright.
Created on: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Derbyshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-8ED5E3
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
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A post medieval copper alloy trade weight. The weight is flat and circular, 24mm in diameter and 5mm thick. It has a raised 3mm wide rim on the upper side, and this face has a circumferential engraved line 2mm from th rim, and another line 6mm in from the edge,forming a central circle. In the centre, it has a letter 'W' surmounted by a crown-like shape, in low relief. The reverse appears to be plain and is flat and scratched. The weight is only slightly damaged and has a deep green patina.
Created on: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cheshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-FB0163
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
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A cast lead weight of probable Roman age, uniface, with the upper face marked 'IIII'. This object is similar to weights in the collection of the Grosvenor Museum, Chester, some of which are on permanent display in their Roman Chester gallery.
Created on: Wednesday 6th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 3rd May 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Beeston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-E99B2A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
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A steelyard weight, possibly Roman, of lead with an iron core to probably aid in suspension. The object is bell-shaped, flared at the base but solid, the iron central section projecting at the top. This projection is now broken, but originally probably terminated in a loop. The object is covered evenly in white and beige lead corrosion products, except for a large gash that may have been cause by ploughstrike.
Created on: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Last updated: Friday 3rd May 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Saighton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-52BFF4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval (AD 1422-1475) coin weight for the measurement of the Ecu. with the upper surface bearing a crowned shield, with three fleur-de-lys, flanked by the letters 'I B'. The remains of a beaded border are present on the left side of the object. The underneath is plain but appears to have a small circular stamp, the design within which is now indistinguishable from the background corrosion. The design on the weight indicates it is probably for the measurement of the Ecu d'Or. It is similar in design, though heavier in weight, to GLO-1775C2.
Created on: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Last updated: Monday 4th March 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stanthorne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-99D01A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy object, possibly a weight. A late Early-Medieval copper alloy barrel-shaped weight. The object is globular, solid, and has a slightly flattened surface at opposing ends, which allow it to sit still without rolling. There is a circular mark at these two ends, one of which is of a white colour. The ends of the object are decorated, in one case with a circular line around the centre circle, and, in the other, with a thin, petal-like design extending around the centre circle. The rest of the object is decorated with shapes in relief; a larger shape (possibly a face?) flanke…
Created on: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-C29B6A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A shield shaped lead weight, similar to examples (p. 41-45) in Biggs and Withers' catalogue of the David Rogers collection (2000). The object is of an overall rounded oval shape, with a divide about 2/3rds along the object. The smaller third is pierced and appears to have two distinct pellets. The larger third has a shield shaped area that is curved and raised, so that it is sunken at the border and bulging in the centre. Any design that was originally in place has since been destroyed by wear or weathering.
Created on: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wetherby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-2DF13A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An ovoid lead weight, token or token-like object, unifacial, with five balls arranged in a cruciform pattern inside what may have originally been circular but are now reduced to semicircles. The object is not coin-like, having a high relief on one side and being mostly flat at the base. A similar but heavier example is featured in the catalogue of the David Rogers collection (Biggs & Withers 2000, p. 24).
Created on: Tuesday 14th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wrenbury', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-2A78F9
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Warrington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead weight. The weight is circular in plan with a diameter of 55mm and is 14mm thick. One face has an "I" scored into it quite deeply, a symbol resembling a 'W' with detached centre is scored above that but more shallowly, and a radiate-type crown with four points above that, also shallowly scored. These may all be part of one symbol resembling a heavily stypised eye. The reverse has no visible decoration. Biggs and Withers' catalogue of the David Rogers Collection (2000) lists many weights resembling this one, with Roman numerals of varying denominations, as Roman, due to…
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Grappenhall Heys', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-3D2F9A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy weight, sub trapezoid in plan, with a large central recessed area on both faces that may have held a badge or trade emblem. The recessed area on one side is shield shaped 17mm by 31mm, while the recessed area on the other face appears more gouged, with an irregular surface. There is a piercing through the top of the object and also a transverse piercing below this, suggesting the object may have been modified. The object has an off white patina. It weighs 210.9g, is 54mm long, 23mm wide along the top, 40mm wide along the bottom and 12mm thick. The hole from front to back has…
Created on: Thursday 22nd March 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Walton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-3D28BB
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Vaguely pyramidal lead alloy object, possibly a loom weight. Square in cross-section, with a rough square base tapering towards a smaller square top, which is hollow and could have originally been an attachment point for a cord.
Created on: Thursday 22nd March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 2nd May 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newby', grid reference and parish protected.


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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.


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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.


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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
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Record ID: LVPL-88F05F
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 weight is crudely conical in shape with a small lipped suspension hole slightly off centre at the wide end of the cone, which is concave. It is an off-white colour, mottled with patches of brown and has an irregular surface being extensively gouged and pitted. There is a gash evident partway across the wide end, which maybe the result of plough damage. It weighs 183.9gms, with a diameter of 34mm at the wide end, is 30mm in height and the suspension hole has a diameter of 5mm Weights can be hard to date; due to being a functional artefact, …
Created on: Thursday 7th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 21st December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Delamere', grid reference and parish protected.


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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.


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Record ID: LVPL-A4F102
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead weight of conical shape with an attachment loop. The weight is faceted and has eight sides. From the top of the object a sub-rectangular tab projects which is pierced for attachment or suspension. The object has a rough mid-white and grey patina. The weight is probably a steelyard weight indicated by the central hole which may have once held an iron suspension loop (although no evidence of this remains) for attachment to the steelyard arm. It may have doubled as a standing weight. Steelyard weights are in use during the Roman period, coming back into use in the post-medieval…
Created on: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Delamere', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-A4B686
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy weight of a conical shape. The surface is worn and uneven with no visible decoration. The object is pierced with a vertical perforation which has an internal diameter of 5mm. The weight has a mid-brown patina. The weight is probably a steelyard weight indicated by the central hole which may have once held an iron suspension loop (although no evidence of this remains) for attachment to the steelyard arm. It may have doubled as a standing weight. Steelyard weights are in use during the Roman period, coming back into use in the post-medieval period. The patina and conditi…
Created on: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitegate', grid reference and parish protected.


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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.


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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.


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