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Record ID: NMS-975AEA
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Medieval lead trade weight for 8 ounces avoirdupois, flat, shield-shaped, with a fleur-de-lis facing downwards and crudely moulded in counter-relief on one face. A hole has been punched through the centre. Weight 217g / 7.65oz. Length, width and thickness 57, 48.3 and 11.5mm. 14th - 15th century.
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th December 2018
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Record ID: NLM-7CECCB
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead weight. Cast oval weight, of rectangular section with rounded ends. One end is nicked, which may be provision for tied fastening, though weights of this form would more usually have an integrally cast or drilled apical loop. Patinated. The form is broadly comparable with that of line weights and net sinkers of medieval date, though this is smaller than most examples of this form. Suggested date: Medieval, 1200-1500 Length: 31.4mm, Width: 11.6mm, Thickness: 9.1mm, Weight: 22.75gms
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-5353EB
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete Medieval to post-Medieval lead alloy standing weight (c. 1200-c. 1600). This weight is conical in form and the main body is circular in cross-section. It tapers from the base towards the suspension loop at the top. The base is flat and the top has oblique shoulders and a narrowed flat suspension loop. The piercing is a circular hole with a diameter of c. 2.5mm. The weight is grey overall. Height: 36.5mm; diameter at base: 19.3mm. Weight: 62.18g. Lead weights were used throughout a large span of time and were generally easy to manufacture; therefore, they are difficult to…
Created on: Monday 3rd December 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-533704
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Three medieval to post-medieval lead weights: - crude plano-convex - off centre perforation, weighs 25.62g; - crude, discoidal, possible 4oz trade weight, weighs 108.74g, 3.8360oz; - oval, biconvex with longitudinal seams and median hole, perhaps for use with a line. weighs 46.02g. 13th - 17th century.
Created on: Monday 3rd December 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2018
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Record ID: NMS-EC83D6
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Lead-alloy rimmed discoidal Medieval weight. The weight is cast, with a deep peripheral border set with an equal armed cross down in the centre of the base, thus forming a deep cup. There is small amount of damage to part of the rim otherwise the object is complete. Allowing for damage and corrosion the weight approximates to an ounce avoirdupois. A similar weight can be seen on this database ref. NMGW-5DED1E. Circa AD1350-1550. Diameter 23.5, Rim height 8mm, weight 23.64g.
Created on: Wednesday 28th November 2018
Last updated: Saturday 1st December 2018
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Record ID: NMS-D178A6
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Medieval to post medieval lead weight, discoidal (38mm) with circular perforation near edge: 45.90 g, 1.6190 oz. c. 1300 - 1700.
Created on: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-6C87E9
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Lead disc, probably a weight of either medieval or post-medieval date. It is in the form of a flat subcircular disc with maximum dimensions of 29.8 by 27.1mm, and is 5.6mm thick and weighs 32.8g. There are no markings visible, and it has a uniform light grey patina.
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Osbaston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-6BBA8E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete lead alloy Weight of Medieval to Post-medieval date (AD 1200-1600). The object is cylindrical with a single circular perforation placed centrally. The metal has a light brown slightly pitted patina. Lead spindle whorls and weights were commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty without supporting archaeological context. The function of such objects is also difficult to determine as the forms are common and may have served as spindle whorls or weights used for fishing or goods. Diameter: 19.40mm, Diamete…
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Record ID: NMS-6A7C74
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Three medieval to post-medieval conical lead weights, 13th - 17th century: - very crudely formed, diameter 27 - 30.5mm, height 20mm, weight 64.90g / 2.0870oz troy, possibly overweight for 2 ounces. - with median hole (diameter 2.5 - 5mm), diameter 19 - 20mm, height 12.5mm, weight 16.05 / 0.5160oz troy, perhaps for use with a line or weight. - with median hole (diameter 1.5 - 3mm), diameter 12.5mm, height 12.5mm, weight 7.28 / 0.2340oz troy, perhaps for use with a line or weight.
Created on: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Last updated: Saturday 24th November 2018
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Record ID: NARC-41D002
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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An incomplete lead alloy Weight of Medieval date (AD 1300-1600). The object is sub-rectangular in plan and flat in section. The right hand edge of the object has been lost and looks intentionally cut. The right had edge retains an incised linear border. Both faces have a raised cast design which is largely obscured by the missing portion and corrosion by-product. One face depicts a squared shield and cross within. The other face is obscured with inscription below, the legible inscription reads [??]GI. The metal is cream with a pitted patina. Length: 15.46mm, Width: 12.62mm, Thickness…
Created on: Tuesday 20th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 21st November 2018
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Record ID: NLM-3EF416
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight. Cast shield-shaped weight of plano-convex section, with a channel bordering the upper part of the convex face. Patinated. The mass, albeit imprecisely measured with postal scales, might suggest this to have represented one half of an averdepois pound. Suggested date: Late Medieval, 1350-1500. Length: 55.6mm, Width: 42.4mm, Thickness: 14.7mm, Weight: c.215gms
Created on: Tuesday 20th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winteringham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-2C1DC1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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A complete cast and stamped copper-alloy weight dating to the late Medieval period, c. 1400-1500. The weight is circular in plan and has been lathe turned, demonstrating a central circular dimple on its upper face, a double incised concentric groove and a lipped edge. At the centre of the weight close to the dimple is the somewhat worn mark of a stamped bifoliate crown, while the underside of the weight is plain excepting for coarse scratches probably relating to weight correction. Preserved in good condition with an even brownish green patina, it measures 41.12mm in diameter, 2.92mm t…
Created on: Monday 19th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 19th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fressingfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-ED42BC
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy trade weight of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1380 - 1600. The weight is shield shaped with rounded edges and corners. A raised crowned fleur-de-lis design is present on the upper surface. The reverse is flat with the initials IH deeply engraved at the centre. The metal has a mid-white/brown patina and is worn. The weight is 65.9mm long, 48.9mm wide, 10.9mm thick and weighs 221g. 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…
Created on: Friday 16th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 30th November 2018
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Record ID: BH-ECB293
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead weight, probably a spindle whorl, dating from the Medieval to the Post Medieval Period (c. AD 1100-1800). The object is cylindrical in shape with a circular aperture extending vertically through the centre. The upper surface and sides are flat and plain. The underside is also plain but has a shallow circumferential groove around the aperture. The object measures 26mm in diameter, 13mm in height and the hole is 6mm in diameter. It weighs 46.3 grams.
Created on: Friday 16th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Record ID: NMS-EBC287
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Late Saxon to post-medieval lead irregular plano-convex spindle whorl (or weight). Diameter 27mm. Thickness 12.5mm. Hole diameter 9-19mm. Weight 45.13g. 11th - 16th century.
Created on: Friday 16th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
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Record ID: NMS-D406AC
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to post medieval lead discoidal weight: 29.04 g, 1.0245 oz. c. 1300 - 1700.
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th November 2018
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Record ID: NMS-D3EB7A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
2 medieval to post medieval lead discoidal weights: 42 g / 1.4965 oz and 57.34 g / 2.0225 oz. c. 1300 - 1700
Created on: Thursday 15th November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 15th November 2018
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Record ID: LIN-AA511D
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval or post-medieval lead weight or spindle whorl. The weight is circular in plan, plano-convex in section, and has a circular hole through the centre. The surface is irregular and damaged.
Created on: Tuesday 13th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 13th November 2018
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Record ID: NMS-305D27
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval probable box or 'house' from set of nested cup weights, circular truncated cone with flat base with circular perforation and a vertical rib on one side ending in a projecting lug at the upper edge or rim, lid missing, diameter 27.5mm (excluding lugs), height 13.5mm, with lug 18.5mm. Weighs 20.79g. Cf. Houben (1984) 8-10, fig.5. 15th century.
Created on: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
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Record ID: NMS-AD0FE7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to post-medieval lead standing weight, conical with a transverse perforation near the slightly squashed top. There is a blind hole in the centre of the base. Height 24mm. Diameter c.15mm. Weight 27.96 g / 0.9865 oz. c.1300 - c.1600.
Created on: Thursday 1st November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st November 2018
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