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WEIGHT

Unique ID: SOM-C26524

Object type certainty: Certain
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Conical cast lead alloy weight of uncertain date. It has a flat base, tapering, slightly faceted, sides a broken top point and a circular hole through the centre from top to base. The central perforation measures 2.6mm in diameter at the top and bottom and narrows in the centre. The height is 22.1mm, diameter 19.4mm at the bottom. It weighs 28.69 grams.
Plain weights were cast locally in lead from the Roman period onwards for a wide variety of uses and are hard to date precisely although most are late Medieval - Post Medieval

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: UNKNOWN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.1 mm
Weight: 28.69 g
Diameter: 19.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 14th January 2012

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC reciept 20724

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
To be known as: Wembdon

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

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Audit data

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

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