INGOT

Unique ID: NARC-C07655

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A cast ingot of lead (?lead alloy), of trapezoidal section and rectangular profile. The ingot measures 10.3mm by 22.9mm on its top (narrowest)surface, 31.7mm by 23.6mm on its lower (widest surface), and is 11.9mm thick. It weighs 67g. Ingots were a convenient way in which to store and transport raw materials prior to their melting down for the manufacture of cast metal objects. It is difficult to date such undiagnostic items, but lead ingots ('pigs') seem to have been particularly important in the Iron Age and Roman periods.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: 800 BC
Date to: AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Length: 31.7 mm
Width: 23.6 mm
Thickness: 11.9 mm
Weight: 67 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 31st August 2005 - Saturday 1st October 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Steven Ashby - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Dr Steven Ashby - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Lead ingot

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Northamptonshire
District: Daventry
Parish: Norton

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5863
Four figure Latitude: 52.262115 Four figure longitude: -1.151607
1:25K map: SP5863
1:10K map: SP56SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

References cited

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Created: Thursday 29th March 2007
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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