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Weight: CM.789-2008

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Current Location: In storage


Ascribed culture Viking


A sub-cuboid lead weight with slightly wider base than top. The top is inset with a piece of sub-rectangular glass that covers almost the entire upper surface. On one side is a reddy-purple discolouration in the shape of a regular diamond where the weight has been further decorated or has had something that would leave a residue left against it.


History note: Bought as a part of a group of 22 for £1000

Find spot

  • Torksey, Lincolnshire

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2008-11-24) by Bonser, Michael


Early Medieval
800 - 999

Components of the work

Object composed of Lead-alloy Weight 10.37 g
Whole Object Height 10.4 mm Length 15 mm Width 11 mm

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.789-2008
Primary reference Number: 183897
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Sunday 7 August 2011 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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