An Early Lead Weight for Twelve Pence? – Gary Oddie

This note presents a lead object, found at Ewell in Surry in 1995, that found its way into the David Rogers collection of lead weights. With the design of an Edward I groat and weight corresponding to twelve pennyweights, it was catalogued as such.
Revisiting the object revealed that the surface had deteriorated (turned to dust) whilst in storage and the note presents a possible method to conserve what remains of the surface using Paraloid B-72. Closer inspection reveals two small bumps on the reverse and thus the piece is now considered to be a lead brooch of the same period when the Edward I groats were being gilded and converted into brooches.

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