SF-514B76: Roman weight.

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Unique ID: SF-514B76

Object type certainty: Certain
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A lead probably Roman weight, dating to AD 42-410. It is sub-conical and has a flat base. On the side of the base there is a crude and irregular groove, which might be just due to the casting process. 

Height: 20.61mm

Diameter: 18.69mm

Weight: 42.35g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 42
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 20.61 mm
Weight: 42.35 g
Diameter: 18.69 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 6th June 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's reference: field A1, no. 211.

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Braintree (District)
To be known as: Birdbrook

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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