SOM-724911: Unidientified object of uncertain date

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Unique ID: SOM-724911

Object type certainty: Possibly
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Cast lead item, probably a one off item made locally to meet a specific need. It has an expanded flattened roughly circular 'head' at one end which is 35.6mm in diameter. Projecting from the back of the head is a large lug with two straight sides alternating with convex curved sides and a rounded end. Through the lug from straight side to straight side is a hole, circular at one end and oval at the other. It is 34.8mm long and weighs 118.8 grams.

Such items are hard to date or identify, one suggestion is that, as a parallel to lead vessel repairs such as SOM-6E8BB6 it would be a replatement landle lug for a vessel however other equally valid interpretations could be made. Lead first came into use in Britian in the Roman period and is most common from the Roman, Medieval and Post Medieval periods.

Class: Handle

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34.8 mm
Weight: 118.8 g
Diameter: 35.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 11th December 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC 020755

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Tatworth and Forton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
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: SOM
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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