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Lead Disc: CM.1920-2008

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Current Location: In storage

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Description

A very crude, slightly biconical lead disc. Central hole is small and there is no decoration. Edges are slightly smoothed suggesting it may have been a spindle whorl although its crudity and small hole would tend to preclude this. It may be a loom weight.

Notes

History note: Bought as a part of a group for £150

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2008-11-24) by Taylor, Geoffrey

Dating

500 - 1699

Components of the work

Object composed of lead Weight 35.91 g
Diameter Of Hole Diameter 6 mm
Whole Object Height 11 mm Width 26 mm

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1920-2008
Primary reference Number: 183968
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 May 2015 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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