A plano-umbonate cast lead weight with a central axial hole.

The dating of lead objects of this general type is problematic, and their use is invariably uncertain. 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 probably mostly used as net weights, loom weights, etc., but some of those that are ring-shaped might have served as spindle whorls.

Note
In order to keep recorded items of this type together, they are categorised on the database under 'Medieval (11th-15thC) Weights Lead weights', but this is for convenience only and should not be regarded as an indicator of the actual date of their manufacture.