Medieval Lead Wool-Weight by Unknown Artist

Lead wool weight from the reign of Edward IV.

Details

Medium:
Lead
Dimensions:
14 x 11 cm
Acquired in:
1930
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.

Provenance

Ploughed up on the site of the monastery of Swinehead in Lincolnshire, late 19th century.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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