Lead wool weight from the reign of Edward IV.
Medieval Lead Wool-Weight by Unknown Artist, 14711477
© British Museum
- 14 x 11 cm
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- P A S Phillips through The Art Fund
A trial piece for a bronze weight. Weight 7.5 lbs, when pierced for hanging would be the standard 7lb. The shape of a Norman shield. Initials ER and crown.
Ploughed up on the site of the monastery of Swinehead in Lincolnshire, late 19th century.