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Medieval 'Grotesque Mask' Shield-Shaped Lead Weight 024495

Medieval 'Grotesque Mask' Shield-Shaped Lead Weight
Lead, 575 grams, 68.17 mm. Circa 12th-15th century AD. A cast lead shield-shaped weight with a grotesque mask to the obverse, displaying feline ears and rounded nose, puffed cheeks and pellet eyes. The reverse is undecorated. Reference: cf. heart-shaped weight in Read, B. Metal Artefacts of Antiquity, vol.1, Langport, 2001 item 852. Fine condition. Provenance: found Cambridgeshire, UK.
£120.00

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Medieval 'Grotesque Mask' Shield-Shaped Lead Weight 024495
Medieval 'Rampant Lion' Trade Weight 020274

Medieval 'Rampant Lion' Trade Weight
Lead, 115 grams, 42.34 mm. 13th-15th century AD. A substantial trade weight formed as a heater shield-shaped block with a raised central panel. The surround has a pattern of radiating billets. The inner shield bears a rampant lion. Reference: Murawski, P. Benet's Artefacts of England and the United Kingdom, Ely, 2003 item M18-0201. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Wirral, Cheshire, England.

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Medieval 'Rampant Lion' Trade Weight 020274
Medieval 'Rampant Lion' Weight 020760

Medieval 'Rampant Lion' Weight
Lead, 125 grams, 47.34 mm tall. 14th century AD. A cast uniface weight of heater shield shape, bearing a raised rampant lion upon a raised field, with angled line ornament to the narrow step. Reference: see Biggs & Withers Lead Weights, The David Rogers Collection, number 92 for a lighter example of this general type. Very fine condition, with small contemporary piercing to enable suspension from the top.
£70.00

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Medieval 'Rampant Lion' Weight 020760
Medieval 'Fleur de Lis' Weight 020767

Medieval 'Fleur de Lis' Weight
Lead, 245 grams, 61.38 mm tall. 14th century AD. A large cast uniface weight of heater shield shape, bearing a raised fleur within a recessed field. Reference: see Biggs & Withers Lead Weights, The David Rogers Collection, number 116 for a lighter example of this type. Very fine condition, with contemporary piercing.
£45.00

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Medieval 'Fleur de Lis' Weight 020767
Medieval 'Rampant Lion' Weight 021300

Medieval 'Rampant Lion' Weight
Lead, 50 grams, 35.56 mm tall. 14th century AD. A cast uniface weight of heater shield shape, bearing a raised rampant lion upon a raised field with narrow step. Reference: see Biggs & Withers Lead Weights, The David Rogers Collection, number 92 for a lighter example of this general type. Fine condition.

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Medieval 'Rampant Lion' Weight 021300
Medieval 'Double Fleur de Lis' Weight 020761

Medieval 'Double Fleur de Lis' Weight
Lead, 105 grams, 44.27 mm tall. 14th century AD. A cast uniface weight of heater shield shape, bearing a raised double fleur within a recessed field. Reference: see Biggs & Withers Lead Weights, The David Rogers Collection, number 105 for a lighter example of this type. Very fine condition.

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Medieval 'Double Fleur de Lis' Weight 020761
Medieval 'Rampant Lion' Weight 020766

Medieval 'Rampant Lion' Weight
Lead, 115 grams, 51.22 mm tall. 14th century AD. A cast uniface weight of kite shield shape with highly raised centre element, bearing a raised stylised rampant lion. Reference: see Biggs & Withers Lead Weights, The David Rogers Collection, number 91 for a lighter example of this type. Fine condition with unusually wide step.
£45.00

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Medieval 'Rampant Lion' Weight 020766
Medieval 'Hexagonal' Pendant Weight 017332

Medieval ‘Hexagonal’ Pendant Weight
Lead, 105 grams, 45.40 mm. 15th-16th century AD. A hexagonal weight of about 8mm thickness. The upper surface bears a bilinear 'starburst' design within a shallow border. A small iron wire hoop (about 7.7mm long) is held within the lead casting, forming a suspension loop. Lead plates cast into a variety of shapes were used in the medieval period, sometimes to check currency or as personalised sets for easy recognition. Reference: Biggs, N. & Withers, P. Lead Weights - The David Rogers Collection, The English Weights Series - 6, Llanfyllin, 2000 especially cf.p.68 item 278. Good fine condition. Provenance: found Co Durham, England.
£35.00

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Medieval 'Hexagonal' Pendant Weight 017332
Medieval 'Steelyard' Weight 015048

Medieval 'Steelyard' Weight
Lead, 395 grams, 49.49 mm. Circa 14th century AD. A cast weight of hexagonal shape and tiered and weighing just under 14 ounces. The body of the weight has an excised cross on two opposing sides and to the underside. A small copper-alloy suspension loop set into the top centre; for use on a steelyard. Reference: Biggs, N. & Withers, P. Lead Weights, for general information. Provenance: found Lincolnshire. A large weight in very fine condition.
£75.00

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Medieval 'Steelyard' Weight 015048


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