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NARC-C07655: Lead ingot

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Unique ID: NARC-C07655

Object type certainty: Certain
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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


Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Date from: 800 BC
Date to: AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

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

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
Identified by: Dr Steven Ashby

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Norton (Civil Parish)

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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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