LANCUM-F4E736: Tunstall, Lancs.: Weight(?)

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Unique ID: LANCUM-F4E736

Object type certainty: Possibly
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Possibly a Roman steelyard weight in shape of Venus' head(?). The weight is made from bronze but the weight suggests that it was filled with lead(?). The head is finely carved with fine, classic features. On her head she is 'balancing' a bag or sack(?).

The interpretation as steelyard weight derives from the object's shape and weight; however, the finder suggested it may have been part of a table's, chair's or chest's foot(?).

Class: Steelyard

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 200
Date to: AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37 mm
Width: 24 mm
Thickness: 21 mm
Weight: 64.88 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Lancaster (District)
Parish or ward: Tunstall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD6073
Four figure Latitude: 54.151253
Four figure longitude: -2.613929
1:25K map: SD6073
1:10K map: SD67SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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