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Record ID: DYFED-931E2B
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Carmarthenshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
8 Dram Trade weight. Weight is whole and shows signs of use and wear. Object weighs 14g and is approximately 20mm in diameter.
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kidwelly', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-BDA549
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lead alloy weight, probably a spindle whorl dating from the 13th-15th century AD. The weight is circular in shape awith a central hole for the spindle. It is roughly rectangular in cross-section, with very worn surfaces. However, both sides are inscribed with almost floral lettering. Prof Elisabeth Okasha from University College Cork write this report on the object: Spindle whorl Examined 10 November 2017 Description The circular spindle whorl is complete and undecorated except for the texts and the enclosing margins. It measures c. 3 cm in diameter, c. 0.6 cm in thick…
Created on: Friday 15th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cockermouth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAKL-3EB47A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Undated cast lead weight, wedge shaped with a rounded top through which is a 5.8mm diameter holes. The base, from which the section tapers in one plane, measures 21.9 x 15.4mm, the weight has a length of 46.8mm and a mass 86.83g. Both the function and date of this find are unknown.
Created on: Sunday 4th June 2017
Last updated: Sunday 4th June 2017
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Record ID: FAKL-F0D663
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post Medieval lead weight, mushroom shaped with a low, flat topped, dome set on a short, stork, 16.1 diameter x 4.9mm long. The flat top of the head is surrounded by radial facets suggesting that it has been hammered to shape.Although not dated this object is of sufficient interest to be worthy of record. It may have been a closing weight for a leather flap-valve. Diameter 28.8 x25.0mm, Height 13.2mm, Mass 45.06g.
Created on: Friday 19th May 2017
Last updated: Friday 19th May 2017
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Record ID: FAKL-C2D2B1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Undated lead weight, oval with a groove around its edge, through it are three 1.5mm diameter holes, countersunk on one face. Although this object is undated it was made with some care for a specific purpose and is worthy of record. Length 16.8mm, Width 14.7mm, Thickness 7.7mm, Mass 11.21g.
Created on: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
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Record ID: FAKL-1FEE4E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Barnsley
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval or post Medieval lead trade weight, shield shaped with a raised fleur-de-lys on one face, truncated across its broad end, which appears to have been done in antiquity. These weights are difficult to date and may have been in use from c. 1300-1800. Interestingly, while they are wide spread, findspots seem concentrated in Yorkshire. Length 40.8mm, Width 43.7mm, Thickness 8.6mm, Mass 103.68g
Created on: Thursday 27th April 2017
Last updated: Thursday 27th April 2017
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Record ID: FASAM-F660E7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Hexagonal piece of bronze, possibly a cut down sestertius. There are possible traces of a coin design on both sides. On the ?reverse there are two counterstamps, one quite clear, the other faint. It probably dates to c. AD 100-300. It measures 24 by 31mm and weighs 23.11gms. It appears to have a die axis of 6 or 12 and is very worn. Obverse: possibly traces of bust right Reverse: possibly a standing figure; one clearer oval counterstamp (9/11mm) of incuse dots around ?clasped hands or bird; one very faint counterstamp with part of an incuse dotted border. The piece does requi…
Created on: Tuesday 25th April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 25th April 2017
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Record ID: DYFED-D40A21
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Carmarthenshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Globular weight with protruding metal bar that seems to have been broken off. There is some suggestion of decoration on the globular portion of the object but this may also be corrosion or pitting. It is beige in colour while the pitting is light grey.
Created on: Thursday 30th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-BC5AD1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Post Medieval lead trade weight bearing the marks of Charles I (1625-1649) and the City of Norwich. The weight is discoidal and bears two, deep stamp impressions, one being a crowned 'CR' and the other a castle with two towers, a gate and a crenulated battlement, the arms of Norwich. Through the face of the weight are two holes, one 2.5mm in diameter set within a 6.0mm diameter raised pad, the other being rectangular, 3.5 x 1.5mm from which it tapers. On the top face are two vertically sided recesses, both oval, 4.5 x 4.0mm x 2.0mm deep. Diameter 34.9mm, Thickness 6.5mm, Mass 54.47g (…
Created on: Wednesday 29th March 2017
Last updated: Saturday 1st April 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-2AE937
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A tall, triangular cast lead weight, probably dating from the Roman to Post Medieval periods but essentially undatable. The weight is complete and undecorated, with a grey/creamy patina. It is flat, tapering in width to the apex, but tapering in thickness from a thicker apex to a thinner wider base. It has 12 rounded knobs of iron (projecting 3.24mm at most) which are protruding through the side wall on on one side near the wider end, and 6 similar knobs (projecting 0.80mm at most) on the opposite side. The weight measures 69.75mm high, 48.85mm wide at the base, and 9.46mm thick at th…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Last updated: Friday 31st March 2017
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Record ID: PUBLIC-4E573A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A 17th-century post-medieval copper-alloy quarter ounce trade weight, dating from the reign of Charles I or II (1625-1685). The pan weight is formed of a thick disc. On the front there is a raised circumferential rim with an incuse ring at the centre, surrounded by fine circumferential turning marks. There are three stamped marks on the front: a crowned letter 'C' (at 11 o'clock), which is the royal cypher; The dagger of St. Paul (at 1 'clock), for London, the place of its manufacture; a ewer (at 6 o'clock), for the Founders Company of London. The ewer has not been struck correctly…
Created on: Sunday 22nd January 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 31st January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brampton Abbotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-602605
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A lead weight of uncertain date. The weight is conical in shape with a flat, circular base. It measures 30mm in length, the base has a diameter of 36mm and it weighs 130.88g.
Created on: Wednesday 11th January 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 11th January 2017
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Record ID: FAKL-078D4D
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval weight made from a Roman coin, a fouth century nummus, the faces of which have been files to remove almost all of the details, only traces of the bust survive to permit identification. While it is no possible to be sure, this object could be interpreted as an Early Medieval weight as coins treated in this way have been found in association with balances in Early Medieval graves (Scull, 1990, 183-215), Diameter 15.4mm, Thicknes 1.3mm, Mass 1.89g.
Created on: Saturday 19th November 2016
Last updated: Saturday 19th November 2016
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Record ID: WMID-F2364A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Post Medieval cast copper alloy trade weight of James II dating to circa (AD 1685-1688). The weight is circular in plan. The upper surface at the outer edge has a lipped rim. At the centre of the front face of the weight the surface is slightly raised. At the 6 o'clock position there is the Founders Company in London mark of a ewer which was stamped on approved weights. At the 11 o'clock position there is the royal cipher, an 'I' which is surmounted by a crown. The 'I' represents both James I and James II. However Bailey (2000: p. 43) refers to this arrangement with the marks being …
Created on: Friday 18th November 2016
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
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Record ID: FAKL-F1B1D6
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval or post Medieval lead trade weight, Shield shaped with a raised fleur-de-lys on one face. These weights are difficult to date and may have been in use from c. 1300-1800. Interestingly, while they are wide spread, findspots seem concentrated in Yorkshire. Length 22.3mm, Width 21.9mm, Thickness 5.0mm, Mass 12.83g
Created on: Friday 18th November 2016
Last updated: Saturday 19th November 2016
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Record ID: LVPL-F4F117
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval lead shield-shaped weight. It has a stepped perimeter and expands in width to the base. The raised body is decorated with three lions passant guardant to the right. The reverse is undecorated and has a rectangular perforation at the top; the perforation is sub-oval on the front of the object and was probably used for attachment. The object has a light brownish-cream patina and is in good condition. Dimensions: 56mm in length, 38mm in width, 13mm thick, 233.4g. Similar weights can be seen in Biggs, p.43 which discusses how lead weights such as this were used to weigh goods …
Created on: Tuesday 25th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whissendine', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-7C5395
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy one-ounce trade weight issued in Westminster dating to the period AD 1758 to 1826. The weight is flat and circular and bears a portcullis mark in the top right quarter of the weight (part of the arms of the City of Westminster), as Westminster was outside the jurisdiction of the Founders' Company whose stamp does not appear on this weight. The reverse is plain apart from file marks made during the manufacturing process. A 'Local Act' of 1758 specifically states that weights made or sold in Westminster should be deemed unlawful if they were not 'marked with a portcu…
Created on: Friday 7th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 23rd January 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Ampthill', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-4F77CF
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A lead weight of Medieval to Post-Medieval date (AD 1100-1800). This is circular in plan with think straight walls. The face of the weight is decorated with eight deep recessed lines with a additional shallow line in between, all radiate out form a central point forming a starburst pattern, all of which is held within a circular border. In the middle of the starburst is the base of a truncated iron loop
Created on: Wednesday 5th October 2016
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hamfallow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-5C1B40
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper alloy Medieval to Post Medieval weight in the form of an acorn. The weight is three-dimsional with a large circular suspension loop at its apex. This expands out to the cap, which narrows sharply to the body. A circular-cross sectioned knop extends from the rounded terminal of the body. The weight is undecorated and a green patina is on the surface. The weight measures 42.95mm in length, 17.47mm in diameter and weighs 36.06g.
Created on: Thursday 18th August 2016
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
Spatial data recorded.


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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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