LANCUM-1850B4: Probably a Roman or medieval lead-alloy steelyard weight

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Unique ID: LANCUM-1850B4

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Cast lead-alloy weight, probably a Roman or medieval steelyard weight dating from c. 1st-16th century AD. The weight is made from lead-alloy and is onion-shaped with no further marks on the surface. There are remains of an iron hook at the top which is now corroded away and missing. Steelyards weights such as this were in common use in agricultural areas, but they were not official weights seeing that they were not marked in any way. Official weights would be clearly marked with an indication of the weight and the assayer's mark.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 37 mm
Weight: 112.02 g
Diameter: 33 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 22nd November 2011

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Langtoft

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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