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    • Object type: WEIGHT
    • Primary material: Lead Alloy

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Record ID: SUR-487B9B
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A crude square lead alloy pan weight, plano-convex in profile and heavilly abraded. The weight measures 64.3mm in length and weighs 477.92 g or 16.86oz. As Saunders et al (2001), number p131, number 50 and probably medieval.
Created on: Monday 15th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: GLO-CBD941
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Gloucestershire
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~~Lead weight, in the form of a flat solid disc with slightly sloping sides. There is an off centre iron deposit that is most likely the remains of a iron wire loop Weights such as this were in use from the Roman to the Post-Medieval Period and has thus been assigned an unknown date.
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: SUR-B3704E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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An ovoid or egg-shaped lead alloy steelyard weight of 442.79g, measuring 48.4mm in length. The weight is unmarked and radially symetrical, with a slot on the thicker end and two pierced holes on the thinner end, either of which may be from a now lost suspension loop.
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-777D1A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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A complete lead spindle whorl or weight, dating from the medieval to post medieval period, 1100-1800 AD. The weight is oval in shape, and irregular. The circular perforation is off centre, and closer to one of the narrow edges. The weight is 32.2mm in length, 29.1mm in width, 11.4mm in height, and weighs 32.50g.
Created on: Friday 5th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: BH-CDCB78
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete cast lead-alloy object, possibly a weight or gaming piece dating from the Early Medieval to Post Medieval period (c. AD 800-1800). The object is roughly cone-shaped and circular in cross-section with a small horizontal notch approximately a third of the way up one side. The base is concaved and has an oval perforation to one side that extends vertically into the object. The object has a white and grey patina, measures 18mm in length and 13mm in diameter, and weighs 12.67 grams.
Created on: Thursday 27th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th October 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-906702
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Barnsley
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A lead standing weight of uncertain date, Early Medieval to Post Medieval, about AD 850 - 1700. The weight is roughly conical, but the base is pentagonal and the five sides taper as they extend upwards. The upper end of the weight is curved to the side and is damaged, making it unclear what shape it was originally. It is 35.1mm tall, 19.4mm wide and 18.3mm thick. 50.3g. This mass is only a little short of two ounces. Compare CORN-6BC1A8 and GLO-F61AB4.
Created on: Monday 24th September 2018
Last updated: Sunday 14th October 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-9062AC
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Barnsley
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A conical lead alloy standing weight of probable Medieval to Post-Medieval date,about AD 1300 - 1700. The weight is conical in form. The sides of the weight flare to the flat sub-circular base.The top is rounded and there is no evidence of an attachment loop. The weight is undecorated. It has a well-developed cream coloured patina across all surfaces. Weights can be hard to date due to being a functional item that has not altered significantly over time. Biggs and Withers (2000) note that standing weights made of lead were still used in comparatively recent times. It is 34.7mm tall…
Created on: Monday 24th September 2018
Last updated: Sunday 14th October 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-905E1D
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Barnsley
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A Medieval to Post Medieval lead standing weight with a perforation at the top, dating from about AD 1300 - 1700. The weight is broadly conical, with an oval base, and rounded rectangular top. A circular hole perforates the weight from front to back near the top. The weight is 49mm tall, 32.8mm wide and 28.7mm thick. 294g. Biggs and Withers (2000) note that standing weights made of lead were still used in comparatively recent times.
Created on: Monday 24th September 2018
Last updated: Sunday 14th October 2018
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Record ID: SUR-FB2179
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A lead alloy weight, 14.33mm by 13.8mm, with cross hatched lines on one side. The other side has seven possibly intentionally pierced dots but is otherwise undecorated. Late Medieval to Post Medieval.
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-FB1956
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
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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 and undecorated. The metal has a mid-white/brown patina and is worn. The length is 67mm, the width is 48mm and the weight 198.15g. 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 weights which are used from c.AD 1380 and …
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-F728BB
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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Post Medieval lead alloy pan weight, 34.2mm in diameter, 6.2mm thick and weighing 52.0g (802gn). One side has a monogram composed of H and I in the form of a cross, the other side is blank. Circa 17th-18th century.
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 21st September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-7C2593
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead or lead alloy possible Fishing weight or plumb bob, of probable Medieval dating (12th to 16th Centuries AD). The weight is a flattened spherical pointed oval shape, decorated with two incised lines on either side. An incomplete integral circular perforation (suspension loop) is present at one of the pointed ends. The length is 63mm, the width is 16mm and the weight 6.54g.This weight was perhaps used as a sinker for a net or as a plumb bob. Cf. Egan (1998), 310-11, fig.231). The metal is a mid-cream to bluish-white in colour with a smooth patina. Weights such as this…
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-7B67BD
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A cast lead alloy probable weight possibly a spindle whorl, probably dating from the medieval to early post medieval period (c AD 1300-1600). It is bi-conical, with a circular perforation biconical on one side and flat on the other. The perforation has an internal diameter of 8mm. The object is very worn and has a greyish/white patina. The diameter is 31mm and the weight 52.96g
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-7B4C85
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy Late Medieval to Post-Medieval weight dating 1400 to 1700AD. The weight is very large, discoid with bevelled sides with a pair of incised concentric circles on the front. There appear to be traces of lettering possibly an 'E' and an 'A'. It is probably a trade weight used for mercantile activities (Gordon Bailey Detector Finds 2 (2001) p.29). The object has been pierced possibly for a suspension loop. The diameter is 57mm and the weight 105.65g. Bailey, G., 1995 Detector Finds 2 Chelmsford: Greenlight Publishing p.29
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: NARC-0ED115
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead Pan Weight of Medieval date (AD 1100-1400). The object is sub-circular in plan with a raised design on one side. The design is composed of an equal armed cross with a pellet in each quarter. The object has slightly tapering sides which leaves the base slightly wider than the top. The base is flat and undecorated. Biggs and Withers (2000) illustrate several similar weights, e.g p.24, no.35 and 38. They suggest (p.21) the cross and pellet design relates to contemporary coinage and that such weights were used to measure large bullion payments. They suggest (ibid) an 11th …
Created on: Thursday 6th September 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th September 2018
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Record ID: SUR-69EF15
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Conical weight 28.1mm in length and 27.5mm wide with a central hole in the flat end surrounded by a recessed lip around 2mm wide. This hole contains a copper alloy pin running down its centre, suggesting a fixing to some sort of shaft or handle.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-658C0A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy weight of 63.6g (2.25oz) with iron suspension loop. The loop, which has been bent, has an internal diameter of 6.5mm and is 5.9mm thick, The weight itself is cast around this loop and comprises an irregular rounded cylinder 23.7mm high, varying in diameter from 21.6 to 27.8mm, likely in part due to post-depositional crushing and distortion. Possibly a Roman steelyard weight, circa 1st - 4th century AD.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Sunday 2nd September 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-55FA92
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy weight of uncertain date. The object is conical with a flat base and top and an off centre perforation to one end. All surfaces appear undecorated. The metal has a mid-grey patina and is worn. The object is 13.3mm tall, 12mm in diameter, and weighs 12.7g. The perforation is 2.6mm 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 without suppor…
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-55EF1C
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy and iron weight of uncertain date. The weight is sub-cylindrical with irregular sides and appears undecorated. An iron loop for attachment projects from the upper end of the weight. The metal has a mid-brown patina and is worn. The object is 18.3mm tall, 13.7m in diameter, and weighs 9.6g. 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 supportin…
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-55C1A5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy weight of uncertain date. The weight is cylindrical in form, and narrows towards each terminal. An irregular longitudinal overlap of metal has been crudely smoothed suggesting the object was constructed from a single sheet rolled over onto itself with a circular gap in the centre. The metal has a mid-brown patina and is worn. The weight is 30.4mm long, 16.3mm in widest diameter and weighs 28.4g. According to Helen Geake, 'Perforated weights of other shapes (e.g. long hollow cylinders, or thin rods with a perforation at one end) are very imperfectly understood at…
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th October 2018
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