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    • Object type: WEIGHT

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Record ID: NMS-677BBD
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Norfolk
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Conical lead weight of uncertain date. The base is uneven and has an upwards-curled lip runnig around the circumference. Projecting from the top is an iron shank or loop, teminating in an old break and now heavily corroded. Weights can be difficult to date outside of a stratified context due to the fact that they are generally utilitarian objects and forms do not vary significantly over time. Weights of this form are evidenced from the Roman through to the post medieval period and numerous weight-related functions are likely, perhaps as a steelyard weight, standing weight, net weight …
Created on: Thursday 24th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
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Record ID: NLM-56A8DB
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead and iron weight. A cast conical or domed weight, cast in an open mould, with an embedded iron stub projecting from the upper surface as made. Patinated. The mass might point to an association with the Viking Age systems employed for transactions in silver bullion c.850-950, representing one ora/ore or six sub-units of the prevailing contemporary Norse and Danish systems of measurement; it presently corresponds most closely to the latter. The loss of an uncertain weight of iron must qualify this attribution, and the conventional identification applied to weights with an iron loop e…
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scawby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-555647
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Lead weight. Cast discoid weight, possibly marked on one flat surface by the loss of a thin embedded object. Patinated. The mass, as it now stands, could permit this to have served to represent a slightly overweight six units as used in Viking Age Denmark [of 4.07gms], or six slightly underweight units as used in Viking Age Dublin and its dependencies, including Viking York [of 4.43gms], both equating to one ora/ore, roughly equivalent to an ounce. The correspondence with these systems is less exact than is normally required by this reporter to advance this interpretation, though this …
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 24th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Scawby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-2CC3BE
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Three probably medieval lead weights, both in rather worn condition: - crude plano-convex with central perforation, weighing 15.69g. - crude conical with central perforation, weighing 17.07g. - rectangular (43 x 50 x 10mm), face with crude counter-relief possible assymetrical saltire within border, weighing 179.43 g, 6.3285 oz. 13th - 15th century.
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-EA1F08
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post medieval half ounce lead weight dating to the period c. AD 1625 - 1649. Discoidal, the upper face is stamped with the initials CR surmounted by a crown and a crescent shape indicating the weight. Extant weight: 12.7g/ 0.44oz avoirdupois. It is likely that wear and leaching during deposition accoutn for the weight being slightly underweight.
Created on: Friday 18th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: DEV-C5B8CF
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An early Medieval lead-filled copper alloy pan weight, probably dating to c. AD 950-1150. The weight consists of a lead-filled copper alloy sheath; it is circular in plan, with either face decorated with an openwork saltire of two opposing arches. The arches are further elaborated with an incised line following the arc, with the two lines joined at the centre by two further incised transverse lines, creating a central sub-square field, possibly intended as a rudimentary union knot. The weight is sub-rectangular in cross-section with rounded edges, and the lateral face is plain. Dimens…
Created on: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 16th May 2018
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Record ID: SF-C35867
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
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A lead Roman to Post Medieval weight, dating to AD 43-1800. It is a conical weight with a rounded apex in which an iron loop has been inserted and sealed with lead alloy still visible on the base of the weight. The sides of the weight have traces of iron corrosion as well as scratches and dentings. Weights such as this have been used from Roman through to Post Medieval times and numerous weight-related functions are likely, perhaps as a steelyard weight, standing weight, net weight or fishing weight. Close examples are NLM-ADDC7B, NARC-1D2E44, Diameter: 27.28 mm Height: 44.43 mm
Created on: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-9A4D4C
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead hem weight. Cast flat discoid weight with a pair of stitching holes in a central sunken panel on one side only. The holes have a low bar between them and the panel is surrounded by a ring of short closely juxtaposed lines on a spiral alignment. Patinated. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1800-1900. Diameter: 27.2mm, Thickness: 2.8mm, Weight: 16.57gms
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 15th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Brookenby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-9878F8
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Wiltshire
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A complete lead weight of uncertain date. It is drop or spear shape in form, ovoid in section. The upper part is flat wth a rounded end and a central piercing. The lower end tapers to a point. One surface has raised markings which is probably decoration. It is 71.21mm in length, 26.94mm in width, 16.62mm thick. It weighs 101.75g.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-962DCE
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete lead alloy of probable Roman date (AD 43-410). The object is a circular sectioned biconical steelyard weight with the stub of an iron suspension loop at the top. The lower half is missing a section, extending above the midrib. The weight is undecorated. The metal is a light cream in colour with a pitted patina. Height: 33.64mm, Diameter: 31.31mm, Weight: 91.5g.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
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Record ID: SF-580AC2
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron core in copper-alloy casing Early Medieval weight, dating to AD 850-1066. It is spherical with two opposite flat faces. One face has a circular sunken line decorated with a series of punched annulets; the opposite flat face might have had the same decoration, but the iron corrosion has burts through the copper-alloy coating and covers large part of the surface. Cf. Rogerson (in EAA 74, 1995, p. 69, fig. 52, no. 136). See a parallel on PAS: NMS-8BB723 Diameter: 24.23 mm Height: 17.83 mm Weight: 40.51 g
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rendlesham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-57B6A3
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead Early Medieval weight, dating to AD 700-850. It is conical and it has possibly a hole running through its longitudinal axis. See a parallel on PAS: LIN-376341. Cf. Rogerson (in EAA 74, 1995, p. 68, fig. 50, no. 128) Diameter: 15.22 mm Height: 14.13 mm Weight: 13.88 g
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-44309D
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Post-medieval 1 ounce avoirdupois lead trade weight, discoidal with punched circular counter-relief stamp with cross, above a circular punched impression of a crowned CR, the royal cipher of Charles I (1625-49). Diameter 27.5mm. Thickness 5mm. Weight 26.39g / 0.9305oz.
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-44176C
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Discoidal 1-ounce avoirdupois lead trade weight with a circular perforation flanked by five small punched dots and with grude groove on reverse. Face with circular counter-relief stamp of a crown above now obscure letters. Diameter 30mm. Thickness 4.5mm. Weight 24.04g / 0.9540oz. 17th century.
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-42BB3C
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 extremely pitted and worn. The metal has a light reddish/brown patina. The object is 23.2mm in diameter, 9.8mm thick and weighs 26.8g. The perforation is 4.3mm 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…
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-42ACC5
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy weight of uncertain date. The object is conical with irregular sloping sides, rounded edges, and a central perforation running through it. All surfaces appear undecorated and are pitted and worn. The metal has a light reddish/brown patina. The object is 13.5mm tall, 18.5mm in diameter, and weighs 21.9g. The perforation is 7.5mm 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 di…
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: NMS-424EC3
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval to post-medieval truncated hexagonally faceted conical lead weight with a median hole. Basal diameter c.19mm. Height 28mm. Hole diameter 2mm. Weight 49.08g. Probably for use with a line or net. 13th - 17th century.
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-4154E9
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead-alloy standing weight of uncertain date. The weight is conical with a flat base and rounded top. No decoration is apparent. The metal has a mid-grey patina and is worn. The weight is 57.5mm tall, 46.7mm - 24.4mm in diameter and weighs 661g. Lead 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. The dating of lead objects of this general type is problematic, and their use is invariably uncertain.
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-413052
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead-alloy weight of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1300 - 1600. The weight is conical with a rounded top and flat base and was likely formed by pouring molten lead into a thimble casing then allowing it to cool. The object is 19.2mm tall, 17.5mm to 13.9mm in diameter and weighs 32.8g. Although this object has been described as a weight, it may also be a gaming piece. Thimbles have been in common use in England from the 14th century onwards and Geoff Egan (2010, p.265) states that no medieval thimble indisputably dating from before the 14th century has been foun…
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-4122D7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast lead-alloy weight of medieval to post-medieval date, c.AD 1300 - 1600. The weight is conical with a flat top and base and was likely formed by pouring molten lead into a thimble casing then allowing it to cool. The object is 19.1mm tall, 15.3mm to 11.3mm in diameter and weighs 13.4g. Although this object has been described as a weight, it may also be a gaming piece. Thimbles have been in common use in England from the 14th century onwards and Geoff Egan (2010, p.265) states that no medieval thimble indisputably dating from before the 14th century has been found in England.
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th May 2018
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