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Record ID: YORYM-5F1A6E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy weight with copper-alloy insert of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 800 - 1100. The weight is sub-circular in plan and D-shaped in section. The upper, rounded surface is inset with a spherical piece of copper-alloy. The base is flat and undecorated. The weight is 21.7mm in diameter, 13.6mm thick and weighs 29.2g. Viking weights are known from the Danelaw with coins (SWYOR-D00CF2) and other copper-alloy items (YORYM-9624E2) inset within them. These are usually circular or 'bun' shaped although square weights are known. Examples have also been recorded from the Viking wi…
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-2375F1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy standing weight of Medieval to Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1200-1700. The object is conical with a circular plan and a sub-triangular cross-section. The cone has nine flattened sides, the base is slightly concave, and the top is flat. A central perforation runs through the weight, narrowing slightly in the middle. There is a groove near the top of the weight where damage has occurred. All surfaces appear undecorated. The metal is light grey in colour with brown patches and is worn. The weight is 22.6mm in length, 22.6mm in width, 23.6mm thick, and weighs 56.3g. Si…
Created on: Thursday 13th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th December 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-233AC5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy weight of uncertain date. The object is cylindrical with a circular plan and a trapezoidal cross-section. The sides are domed and the base is flat. A central perforation runs through the weight, narrowing slightly in the middle. All surfaces appear undecorated. The metal is white in colour with brown patches and is worn. The weight is 17.5mm in diameter, 12.0mm thick and weighs 22.5g. 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 commonly used from the Iron Age t…
Created on: Thursday 13th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th December 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-2D40DA
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
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A cuboid, lead artefact, possibly a weight, of unknown date, probably Early Medieval to Post Medieval, AD 800 - 1800. It is a sub-cuboid solid shape. One lone face is decorated with an incised star of four crossing lines. The two long faces adjacent to the decorated one has a slight circular bump in the centre, and may possibly indicate where there was once a loop attached, passing through the centre. The central hole is blocked with earth. The final long face is rough and slightly convex. Both ends are very smooth and slightly hollow. It is 21.1mm long, 14.3mm wide and 14.1mm thick. I…
Created on: Monday 19th November 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2018
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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: YORYM-46BFB9
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy weight of uncertain date. The object is cylindrical with a circular plan and a rectangular cross-section. The circular faces are both concave. All surfaces appear undecorated. The metal is white/brown in colour and is worn. The weight is 22.2mm in diameter, 14.7mm thick and weighs 49.0g. 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 commonly used from the Iron Age through to the Post-Medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty without supporting…
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-5FF6F1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy weight of uncertain date. The object is circular with a flat top and base and a central perforation running through it. All surfaces appear undecorated and are worn. The metal has a mid-yellow/grey patina. The object is 32.1mm in diameter, 11.3mm thick and weighs 69g. The perforation is 9.5mm in diameter. 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 commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-medieval period and are difficult to date with any certainty w…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-5E547E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy weight of uncertain date. The object is circular and plano-convex with a flat base and domed top. A central perforation runs through the object and all surfaces appear undecorated though are worn. The metal has a mid-grey/brown patina and is worn. The object is 34.3mm in diameter, 10.2mm thick and weighs 54.1g. The perforation is 9.5mm in diameter. 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 commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-medieval period an…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-CA9B82
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A Post Medieval copper alloy incomplete furniture fitting called a drop handle, used as a drawer pull, c. 1660-1710 AD. The fitting is broadly trefoil in shape and would have had a rectangular suspension loop which is now broken and missing. The handle/pull is sub-trapezoidal in shape, it is bifurcated with rearward lugs scrolling to each side. decorated with leaf-like moulding with diagonal incisions. The length is 28mm, the width is 27mm and the weight 3.86g.
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-CA91C2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Probably an Early medieval biconvex cast lead weight probably a spindle whorl probably dating from the 9th to the 11th century. It is decorated with a raised zigzag or radiating line pattern. The perforation has an internal diameter of 8mm. The object is very worn and has a greyish/white patina. The diameter is 32mm and the weight 35.11g.
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-7CBC2B
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Lead conical weight with a pointed apex and circular base dating from the late medieval to post-medieval period 1400 to 1600AD. The base has a cavity within it that is almost circular in plan. The apex has an integral central circular aperture that is 3 mm in diameter which may have been used with a hook to suspend the weight, but it is more likely to have been used as a standing weight. The base has a cavity within it that is almost circular in plan. Similar weights are illustrated in Egan, G., 1998 The Medieval Household: Daily Living c.1150-c.1450 (Medieval Finds from Excavations in…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th November 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-6841F2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy stacking trade weight of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1500 - 1800. The weight is circular in plan with sides which taper from the top to the base giving a sub-trapezoidal profile. The object is worn rendering any detail illegible though a circular recess at the centre of the inside base can be seen. The metal has a mid-brown patina and is worn. The weight is 24.4mm in diameter, 9.8mm tall, 2.4mm thick and weighs 12.9g. This is likely to be a single example from a nested set of differing sizes and weights which were used to weigh gold and silver in the form of coin…
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th September 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-15F114
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy trade weight dating from the Medieval period, about AD 1300 - 1500. It is shield shaped and has a raised shield shaped area on the front face. The central design is of a crown over a fleur in relief. The weight has a mass of 213gm (7 1/2oz) so was probably intended as an 8oz weight. It has, however suffered some damage to the pointed base and the upper corners. The weight is 52.7mm long, 41.5mm wide and 15.0mm thick. It has a patchy cream and grey patina. Similar weights are discussed and illustrated in Biggs and Withers, 2000, Lead Weights: The David Rogers Collecti…
Created on: Monday 13th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 21st September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-AF3C1B
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete copper-alloy circular trade weight of post-medieval date (c. 1500 - 1800 AD). The weight is circular in plan and rectangular in section. The outer edge on both sides is slightly stepped, resulting in the appearance of two concentric circles. There is a design stamped in the centre of one side, probably a crown; this is a common design on weights of this sort (see for instance, LVPL-3B9722). The surface of the object is worn and slightly corroded and the stamp is not easily visible. The object is 19.90mm in diameter, 3.95mm in thickness and weighs 8.4g. Further parallels recor…
Created on: Friday 27th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 27th July 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-9CEEA5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy standing weight of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1200 - 1700. The weight is pyramidal in plan tapering from a square base to a narrower top. A perforation is present towards the top of the pyramid. The object is undecorated. The metal has a light grey/brown patina and is worn. The object is 57.3mm tall, 23.4 x.20mm at the base and weighs 108g.
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 28th August 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-7595A8
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight formed from folded sheet of uncertain date within the period c. 43 - 1700 AD. The object is broadly rectangular in plan but of irregular shape. It has been made by folding the two ends of a long rectangular lead sheet in until they overlap on one side and meet on the other side. The object has a cream-coloured patina. The fold is now filled with organic detriment. The object is 16.75mm in length, 14.47mm in width and 10.35mm at maximum thickness. It weighs 10g. There are a number of similar examples of objects made from folded lead sheets on the database. These have been i…
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-E22976
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy weight of probable medieval to Post-Medieval date, 1200 - 1800. The object is tubular with a flat top and base. A central perforation runs through the object and all surfaces appear undecorated. The metal has a mid-grey patina and is worn. The object is 27.9mm long, 21mm in diameter and weighs 55.9g. The perforation is 9.9mm in diameter. 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 commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-medieval period and are diffi…
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 31st July 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-E200B7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy weight of uncertain date. The object is circular with a flat top and base. An irregular central perforation runs through the object and all surfaces appear undecorated. The metal has a light grey/brown patina and is worn. The object is 19.5mm in diameter, 12.1mm thick and weighs 18.1g. The perforation is 8mm in diameter. 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 commonly used from the Iron Age through to the post-medieval period and are difficult to date with…
Created on: Thursday 5th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 31st July 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-A1CE27
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval cast copper alloy trade weight from the reign of James I (AD 1603 - 1625) or James II (AD 1685 - 1688). The weight is circular and flat with no rim. The front has a central dimple and the back has file marks across it. It is stamped with a Crowned I (for James I or II) at 6 o'clock and an ewer (for the founders company) at 11 o'clock. There may have been sword stamped at 1 o'clock, this area is now very worn. It is 13.7mm in diameter and 3.2mm thick. It weighs 2.93gm. It was probably originally an eighth (0.125oz) of an ounce (two drams) with some weight lost to corrosion.
Created on: Monday 2nd July 2018
Last updated: Sunday 2nd September 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-A02582
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead artefact, probably a standing weight of post-Medieval date, AD 1500 - 1800. It is in the form of a hexagonal cone with a blunt, rounded apex and a flat base with a small, circular depression in the centre. Two opposing faces are stamped, just above the base, with small figures giving a possible date of 1608. One stamp is the opposite way up to the other. Higher up the dated faces is a further impressed design, of either a heart or a spade symbol or a leaf. This symbol is also marked on two other faces. It too appears both ways up. The remaining two faces are plain. The artefact…
Created on: Monday 2nd July 2018
Last updated: Sunday 2nd September 2018
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