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Unique ID: LANCUM-1850B4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

Cast lead-alloy weight, probably a Roman or medieval steelyard weight dating from c. 1st-16th century AD. The weight is made from lead-alloy and is onion-shaped with no further marks on the surface. There are remains of an iron hook at the top which is now corroded away and missing. Steelyards weights such as this were in common use in agricultural areas, but they were not official weights seeing that they were not marked in any way. Official weights would be clearly marked with an indication of the weight and the assayer's mark.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Height: 37 mm
Weight: 112.02 g
Diameter: 33 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 22nd November 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Dot Boughton - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mrs Dot Boughton - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Probably a Roman or medieval lead-alloy steelyard weight

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Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire And The Humber
County: East Riding Of Yorkshire
District: East Riding Of Yorkshire
To be known as: Langtoft

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

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Created: Thursday 26th January 2012
Updated: Thursday 23rd February 2012

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