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    • Object type: WEIGHT
    • Primary material: Lead Alloy

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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-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: 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: SUR-542C88
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Surrey
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A lead alloy ovoid steelyard weight, 29.1mm in length and 57.26g (2.02 oz) with an iron suspension loop of thick wire cast into it; the loop itself has broken off. Possibly Roman although may be later.
Created on: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 29th November 2018
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Record ID: SUR-540714
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
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A slightly bent circular lead alloy Post Medieval pan weight, of 38.6mm diameter and 46.07g (1.625 oz). The weight has a faint and crudely incised rim of 2mm wide around the edge of both sides, but is otherwise unmarked. Circa 17th-18th century.
Created on: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd November 2018
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Record ID: SUR-53F74F
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
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A circular lead alloy Post Medieval pan weight, of 45.3mm diameter and 102.87g (3.629 oz). The weight has a pronounced rim of 7mm wide running around the edge of both sides, but is otherwise unmarked. Circa 17th-18th century.
Created on: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 29th 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: YORYM-ED42BC
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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: PUBLIC-5AFD35
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy weight or gaming piece of uncertain dating. The weight is disc shaped, with flat faces and rounded sides. There is an incised line across one side just offset from centre. The other side face very faint lettering around the outside edge, too worn to be legible except for a possible X. The metal is worn and creamy brown in colour. The weight is 27 mm in diameter and 2 mm thick. It weighs 12.83g. The dating of lead objects of this general type is problematic, and their use is invariably uncertain. This function is not certain however and the object may have served a…
Created on: Friday 9th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 16th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Reepham area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-46BFB9
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 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: SF-42F564
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead-alloy possibly Post Medieval weight, dating to AD 1500-1700. It is low disc, which has the lower face decorated with a cast spiral motif; the upper face has a central possibly broken circular protrusion, which is surrounded by a circunferencial sunken band. The sides of the disc has a longitudinal flute, which is flanked by two raised edges. Diameter: 14.77 m Height: 5.25 m Weight: 6.28 g
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tolleshunt D'arcy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-962918
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to post medieval lead alloy weight, 28mm long, 28mm in diameter and weighing 57.79g. The object is conical in form and roughly cast. It has a circular hole 9mm in diamater running from its apex and emerging off centre in the base.
Created on: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 31st October 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-88127A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval lead alloy weight or mis cast whorl, 33mm long, 25mm wide and 7mm thick with a weight of 26.39g. The object is sub circular in form and rectangular in cross section wuth irregular edges flat with irregular edges and a sub-circular hole in its centre.
Created on: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-87FAB8
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medeival lead alloy weight or mis cast whorl, 10mm high, 16mm wide and 15mm thick with a weight of 7.66g. The object is conical in form with an irregular central hole and distorted surface. It may be a weight or possibly mis cast spindle whorl.
Created on: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-87DBF8
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medeival or Post medieval lead alloy weight? 22mm high, 26mm wide and 23mm thick with a weight of 108.94g. The object has a rectangular form and a hexagonal cross section, with slightly tapering sides. each of the six sides are decorated with incised lines in various combinations. The first side as shown in photo has a very worn asterix inscribed onto it, the second a double cross (hashtag). The next three faces have a three line star-like motif, the last has a cross with a double horizontal line and a single vertical one.
Created on: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-828C22
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy weight or gaming piece of uncertain dating. The weight is disc shaped, with flat faces and rounded sides. The metal is worn and creamy brown in colour. The weight is 28.9 mm in diameter and 5.4 mm thick. It weighs 32.3 g. The dating of lead objects of this general type is problematic, and their use is invariably uncertain. This function is not certain however and the object may have served another purpose.
Created on: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-721EA8
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two (2) complete lead-alloy weights or gaming pieces of uncertain date. Both are conical with flat bases, on which they stand, with tapering sides to rounded tops. They are undecorated. Dimensions: 11.6mm tall, 10.7mm diameter; weight: 6.3g. 8.8mm tall, 8.6mm diameter; weight: 3.7g. Weights of a similar form have been identified from Early-Medieval contexts at Cottam, East Riding of Yorkshire. Due to the lack of secure context for the current example dating it and other examples of this general type is problematic, and their use is invariably uncertain. This function is also not cer…
Created on: Monday 29th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-715F92
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy weight or gaming piece of uncertain date. The object is circular with a flat top and base. It is undecorated on all surfaces. The metal has a light white patina. The object is 16.9mm in diameter, 4.8mm thick and weighs 9.5g. Weights of a similar form have been identified from Early-Medieval contexts at Cottam, East Riding of Yorkshire. Due to the lack of secure context for the current example dating it and other examples of this general type is problematic, and their use is invariably uncertain. This function is also not certain and the object may have served an…
Created on: Monday 29th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-086AAB
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead-alloy weight with copper-alloy inserts of Early-Medieval date, c.AD 800 - 1100. The weight is rectangular in both plan and section. One side is inset with a sub-circular disc of copper-alloy. The opposite side retains two inset ovate strips of copper-alloy, one placed diagonally slightly off centre, the other across the top edge of the first creating a disjointed T shape. The remaining four sides of the weight are flat and undecorated though some pitting is present. The weight is 18.1mm long, 15.2mm wide, 12.7mm thick and weighs 27.9g. Viking weights are known from t…
Created on: Wednesday 24th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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Record ID: SUR-06BD5A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy fluted pyramidal standing weight, 44.7mm in height and 8oz in weight, with the stump of an integral suspension loop. Post Medieval. As Read (2016), p125, number 861.
Created on: Wednesday 24th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2018
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