NLM-15A8E2: Weight from Winteringham

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STEELYARD WEIGHT

Unique ID: NLM-15A8E2

Object type certainty: Probably
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Lead

Probable Steelyard Weight. Cast plano-convex weight with central longitudinal aperture of diameter 7mm. On the flat base of the object a circular indentation of diameter 16.5mm and depth 2mm surrounds this hole.

A recent encounter with Late Roman re-enactors prompts this reporter to note that this object would also make a good weight for a plumbata or weighted dart of Late Roman type; were this identification to be sustained, the basal indentation would accommodate the end of a short flighted shaft, and the longitudinal hole the shank of a barbed and tanged point. However, this object is in better condition than most Roman objects of lead, and there are no traces of ferrous corrosion, so this enticing possibility remains unproven and the date of the object correspondingly uncertain. Suggested date: Unknown, Roman to Post-Medieval, 40-1800.

Diameter: 40.5mm, Height: 38.2mm, Weight: circa 370gms.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 40
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 38.2 mm
Weight: 370 g
Diameter: 40.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 26th July 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM18500

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Winteringham

Spatial coordinates


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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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: Friday 21st October 2011
Updated: Tuesday 10th January 2012

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