CAM-3793F4: Roman sealing

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Unique ID: CAM-3793F4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A lead sealing dating to the Roman period. The sealing is approximately oval in shape and hemispherical in section. The sealing possesses a circular perforation running its width which would have originally secured the chord which attached the sealing to a package or document. On the upper flat surface of the sealing is a stamped rectangular panel. The raised letters AL[...]//VIA are visible within this panel. Roger Tomlin, Oxford University has commented that the logical interpretation of this inscription would be 'ALAE VI A[...]' although he knows of no known 'ala' in Britain. The sealing has a length of 24mm, a width of 16mm and a thickness of 10mm.

Inscription: AL[...]//VIA

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Post AD 43
Date to: Ante AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24 mm
Width: 16 mm
Thickness: 10 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton
Secondary identifier: Dr Roger Tomlin

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Stamped

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Godmanchester (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL2467
Four figure Latitude: 52.287156
Four figure longitude: -0.183494
1:25K map: TL2467
1:10K map: TL26NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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