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    • Object type: WEIGHT
    • County: North Yorkshire
    • Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL

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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-373D50
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A cast lead object, possibly a gaming piece of later Early-Medieval date. It is solid and pyramid shaped with a flat base with four regular sides. The lead surface is heavily oxidised resulting in a cream/white patina.The length is 20mm, the width is 18mm and the weight 28.37g. Similar conical lead objects, but which are hollow, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire (for example SF-C01997, SF-50B784, SF-6F5256 and SF-6F7361). They are interpreted as possible Viking gaming pieces or small weights and indicate a probable date range in the 9th-11th centuries AD for the current example. Objects lik…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-27E0D2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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Probably an Early Medieval to Post Medieval lead alloy wieght or possibly a gaming piece or token. It is circular in plan and half round in section. One face is flat and undecorated. The domed face is decorated with seven raised pellets surrounding a central larger pellet, This central pellet appears to be decorated with an impressed saltire. There is a small sub-triangular projection extending out from the base. Difficult to date accurately but likely to date between c410 and c1750 AD. The diameter is 14mm, thickness 4mm, and weight 3.4g. Similar, but larger,…
Created on: Saturday 14th October 2017
Last updated: Sunday 4th March 2018
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Record ID: NLM-C72B3D
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight. Cast oval lightly plano-convex object of lentoid form with a central longitudinal ridge on its convex side. The object is nicked at one end; the finder kindly suggests the loss of a loop from this site, though the provision would have been slight to enable the secure suspension of the object. Lightly patinated. The mass might suggest this to represent three units of 4.43gms, as used in the Viking 'kingdom' of York and Dublin for silver bullion transactions, or one half of an ore/ora, the contemporary [underweight equivalent of the] ounce. However, when multiples of postula…
Created on: Thursday 10th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thormanby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-2E8410
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast lead weight of Early Medieval date, about AD 700 - 1000. It is in the form of a flat disc. On the upper surface and slightly off-centre, is a circular, flattened dome of a secondary metal, thought to be silver, which may be the end of a pin or rivet. This attaches a white metal or silver plate to the top of the disc, of which only a fragment now survives. The surviving part of the plate is decorated with a chevron of double incised lines. The weight has a dark cream patina. It is 12.8mm in diameter and 7.9mm thick. It weighs 7.17gm. This object is interpreted as an Early Med…
Created on: Tuesday 16th August 2016
Last updated: Friday 6th October 2017
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Record ID: NLM-5E76C9
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible weight. Cast sub-rectangular plano-convex object of flattened pyramidal form; lightly patinated. The mass may equate to one [slightly overweight] unit of 4.43gms, as used in Viking Dublin, and, by extension, recurring in those parts of the Danelaw subject to the Viking 'kingdom' of York and Dublin, c.865-925. Where the use of weights observing this system is suspected, they seem to more usually represent even multiples of this module (i.e. 2,4 or 6 units and so on). The correspondence with the postulated module is less exact than is usually the case when this dating and i…
Created on: Tuesday 19th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stillington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-1145C6
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable Anglo-Scandinavian copper-alloy weight dating from the ninth or tenth century. The weight is in the shape of a cube with the corners cut off, so that six of the sides are square and the other eight are triangular. The faces are corroded and rough, with little original patina surviving, the metal now having a brown colour with brassy patches. Post Medieval to Modern coat hooks are also known which have polyhedral heads, very similar to the Anglo-Scandinavian weights (YORYM-8275D2 for example). This example does not appear to have an breaks where the shaft of the hook woul…
Created on: Thursday 24th July 2014
Last updated: Thursday 24th July 2014
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Record ID: YORYM-021661
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy barrel shaped weight of Roman/Early Byzantine date (AD 200-450). The weight has integrally cast lettering on its upper end, I B which equates to half a Roman ounce (a semunicia or half unica) weighing 13.6g. Other examples are known to have silver guilt in the lettering which is absent in this example. The current thinking in terms of dating for such weights places them in the period AD 200-450 (Entwistle, P 38-46). A similar example can be seen on the Portable Antiquities Database Unique ID: BH-C5E266.
Created on: Tuesday 18th June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 10th July 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'A riverine site from North Yorkshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-F2FCD0
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete cast lead weight of Early-medieval to Medieval date (AD 410-1550). The weight is a probable trading or bullion weight. The object is a flat disk with four integrally cast triangular lozenges and a single central circular pellet. The reverse is smooth and undecorated. The broad date has been applied to this object as the identifier has not seen the object and such weights of similar form continued to be used through to the Post-medieval period. For similar examples see Portable Antiquities Scheme Database: NLM-692553 The lead is a dark cream/light brown in colour.
Created on: Monday 17th June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 19th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'A riverine site from North Yorkshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-F2B925
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead weight/gaming piece of uncertain date (AD 43-1700). The object is most probably of Early-medieval to Medieval date. The objects is broadly cuboid in shape with two integrally cast triangular lozenges on one side. All other sides are smooth and undecorated. For similar examples see Portable Antiquities Scheme Database: NMGW-A37121, SF-DFE227. The lead is a mid-brown in colour.
Created on: Monday 17th June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 19th June 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'A riverine site from North Yorkshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-AA9FA3
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy, possible polyhedral weight of probable early medieval date, about AD 800 - 1000. The weight is globular and is marked with four flat, circular facets on the upper half. Compare SWYOR-E809B3.
Created on: Thursday 2nd August 2012
Last updated: Friday 27th June 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-1D8C12
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of cast metalwork from the Early Medieval period, probably dating from the 6th century. The fragment is sub-square. Three of the edges are broken; the complete one is dark brown but the broken edges are white. The front is decorated with chip carved triple strand interlace with a plain border on the complete edge. The back of the fragment is not gilded. It has a dark patina round the edge, but a much lighter white and green colouration in the centre. This, and the white broken edges, may suggest that the fragment was soldered onto or mounted in a larger object. Early Mediev…
Created on: Monday 4th July 2011
Last updated: Sunday 30th March 2014
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Record ID: DUR-8BCD07
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval lead weight, Viking in style, sub-circular in plan and domed. It has glass set into the centre of the top face in a sub-rectangular shape. The glass appears to be a fragment cut from a bracelet or bead. It is light blue with strands of red and white running through. The rest of the weight is plain and undecorated. On the sides and base are some small grooves, probably caused by the plough whilst in the ground. There is a lead weight set with a glass bangle fragment from Dumbarton Rock, Strathclyde where the glass is the usual blue and white of Irish bangles. The red i…
Created on: Friday 3rd December 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2011
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Record ID: LVPL-9E25E4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast copper alloy weight dating to the Early Medieval period. The object is sub-circular in plan and rectangular in cross-section. The upper surface is decorated with five running spirals within a grooved border. The reverse of the object is decorated with three ring-and-dot decorations which are unevenly spaced. Some signs of corrosion can be seen on the lower surface. The object has a dark green patina. Weights such as this are usually attached to a block of lead. Although the object measures 5.98mm in thickness it appears to have originally been a mount from a shrine. It can be d…
Created on: Tuesday 29th June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 15th June 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Malton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-4F2B32
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Early Medieval circular lead weight with a copper alloy stud embedded in the top. There are several Viking weights known that have an earlier piece of metalwork, often with insular decoration, reused by setting into the top of the weight. This example is a circular stud with a raised rim and a moulded central triskele design of three S shaped moulded swirls all springing from a central circle. The central circular cell is empty, but the other areas of the field are decorated with concentric curved triangular panels, with beading in the centre of each. There are slight traces of the…
Created on: Tuesday 1st June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 28th May 2014
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Record ID: DUR-181FC7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead weight with a copper alloy plate on the upper face, Early Medieval in date. It is circular in plan and stands 17.23mm high. The base is lead and is plain. The decorative plate on the upper face is copper alloy. It has a raised central circle which has an incised six petalled flower in the centre. The outer edge is sextfoil in shape with a small lobe in between each lobe. Each lobe has a sub-circular perforation in its centre through which the lead of the base protrudes. Susan Youngs has seen an image of this item and states 'This is a piece of Insular metalwork reused…
Created on: Tuesday 11th August 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SWYOR-EF9E81
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A lead-alloy weight set with a silver pendant. Description: The weight consists of a drop-shaped piece of tin-lead alloy, flattened at the ends and set on top with a silver pendant in the form of a convex, bearded man's head with a moustache; length, 28.0 mm. The hair and beard are indicated by more or less vertical grooves. The suspension loop of the pendant is broken off and there are traces of gilding in the grooves and hollows of the decoration. A beaded vertical rib above the man's nose gives a helmet-like appearance to the hair. There is a plug of tin/lead alloy in the centre…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd April 2009
Last updated: Monday 1st June 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tadcaster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-01F580
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small cast lead weight with rounded edges and a flat base. Into the top of the weight a styca coin has been pressed. The coin is not otherwise identifiable. The lead is a light greyish-brown colour. A similar weight can be seen in the Yorkshire Museum's collection (Pirie, p282). This Viking weight dates from the 9th or 10th century.
Created on: Thursday 4th September 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Stamford Bridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-01F154
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small cast lead weight with rounded edges and a flat top and bottom. In the top of the weight two fragments of a light greyish-blue glass have been pressed in. The lead is a light yellowish-brown colour. A similar weight can be seen in the Yorkshire Museum's collection (Pirie, p282).
Created on: Thursday 4th September 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Stamford Bridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-8054B2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small cast lead weight. The weight has rounded edges and the base has had lead removed from it, presumably to make it the correct weight for weighing. Into the top of the weight a styca coin has been pressed. The coin is not identifiable. The lead is a light greyish-brown colour. A similar weight can be seen in Pirie, p282. This weight is in the Yorkshire Museum's collection.
Created on: Tuesday 18th December 2007
Last updated: Tuesday 15th May 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bagby', grid reference and parish protected.


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