Hem Weights

Dated Era Size mm Type Material Found
No 18-20th Century Various Hem Weights Lead General
Information

  Sewn in to bottom of dresses


Lead Weights

WEIGHT
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-066959
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 Chronology
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Width: 27 mm
Thickness: 13 mm
Weight: 80.4 g
 Spatial data
Region: London (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority) 
District: Bexley (London Borough) 
Parish or ward: St. Mary's (London Borough Ward)
 Description

Three complete cast lead weights of medieval to post-medieval date, all found together within a 0.5m distance. The weights are square in plan and rectangular in section with rounded corners. The weights are undecorated. The weights are light brownish-white colour and are slightly pitted.

The larger object is 27mm wide, 13mm thick and weighs 80.4g (2.83oz).
The middle object is 22mm wide, 10mm thick and weighs 40.9g (1.44oz).
The smaller object is 19mm wide, 10mm thick and weighs 31.2g (1.10oz).

Notes: The weights are difficult to date out of context as the site has produced finds from the Roman period onwards, but the bulk of the finds are Post Medieval

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete
 Site
Date(s) of discovery: Friday 26th February 2016

WEIGHT
Unique ID:
PUBLIC-A4ADFE
Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
 Chronology
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1625
Date to: Circa AD 1685
 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Thickness: 11 mm
Weight: 112 g
Diameter: 38 mm
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Sevenoaks (District) 
Parish or ward: Fawkham (Civil Parish) 
 Description

A cast lead 4 ounce trade weight from the reign of Charles I or II. The weight is stamped with a crown over the letter 'C' at 3 o'clock, letter 'M' at 9 o'clock and letter 'A' at 6 o'clock.

 Materials and construction
Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
 Discovery dates
Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 21st June 2016
 Site
Pasture 2a

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No Unknown 26mm x 7mm Weight or Lead Kent
Information

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36.41g Gaming Piece 05/03/2018 Pasture 2b

Weights 000-025 Grams

Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
4.2g 19 x 4mm Hampshire 5.4g 16 x 3mm East Sussex 9.1g 24 x 3mm Kent
Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
12.4g 19 x 6mm Kent 13.1g 16 x 11mm Kent MHF 13.4g 15 x 11mm Kent

Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
14.0g 26 x 4mm Kent 14.7g 17 x 11mm Kent 17.0g 31 x 4mm Kent P1
Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
19.6g 24 x 7mm Kent MHF 21.0g 17 x 13mm Kent MHF 23.9g

32 x 5mm

Kent
 
Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
24.7g 26 x 5mm Kent 24.7g 30 x 4mm Kent . . .

Weights 025-050 Grams

Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
26.4g 30 x 4mm Kent P5 28.0g 15 x 17mm Hampshire 30.0g 26 x 8mm Kent P4

Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
30.4g 22 x 13mm Kent P4a 30.5g 26 x 10mm Kent P2 31.2g 19 x 10mm Kent P1

Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
31.8g 29 x 8mm Kent P1 32.3g 28 x 5mm Kent 32.6g 19 x 21mm Kent

Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
32.6g 28 x 9mm Kent P4 33.0g 30 x 6mm Kent 33.6g 30 x 8mm Kent

Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
36.9g 33 x 6mm Kent MHF 37.9g 35 x 6mm Kent 39.5g 33 x 8mm Kent P5

Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
40.9g 22 x 10mm Kent P1 41.1g 32 x 10mm Kent MHF 42.7g 34 x 7mm Kent MHF

Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
45.4g 26 x 19mm Kent MHF 45.4g 26 x 19mm Kent MHF 45.4g 30 x 8mm Kent
Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
47.1g 35 x 17mm Kent MHF 47.3g 22 x 18mm Kent 48.0g 25 x 18mm Kent P5

Weights 050-100 Grams

Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
50.6g 31 x 8mm Kent 51.6g 21 x 15mm Kent P1 52.0g 27 x 24mm Kent

Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
54.0g 37 x 7mm Kent 58.7g 29 x 8mm Kent 75.4g 40 x 8mm Essex

Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
80.4g 27 x 13mm Kent P1 85.8g 35 x 24mm Kent GS 92.5g 30 x 22mm Kent MHF

Weights 100-150 Grams

Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
122g 36 x 27mm Kent 140g 31 x 23mm MHF Kent 141g 52 x 22mm Kent P3

Weights 150-200 Grams

Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
196g 60 x 29mm Kent . . . . . .

Weights 200-250 Grams

Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
203g 49 x 16mm Kent MHF 210g 47 x 14mm Kent 216g 47 x 19mm Kent P1

 
Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
217g MHF 38 x 20mm East Sussex 220g 47 x 13mm Kent MHF . . .

Weights 250-500 Grams

Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
254g 45 x 325mm Kent MHF 289g 54 x 38mm Kent MHF . . .

Weights 500-999 Grams

Weight Size Found Weight Size Found Weight Size Found
505g 70 x 44mm Kent MHF 525g 31 x 102mm P4 . . .

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