WILT-616821: Roman (possibly) metalworking debris

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METAL WORKING DEBRIS

Unique ID: WILT-616821

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

A group of lead metal working debris found in a pit with fourteen iron nails (WILT-E2A7F2), Roman pottery (WILT-E232C8, WILT-E19E94) and coins (WILT-200EF8, WILT-203724 and fragment WILT-2057C7 which is possibly a Roman coin), a fragment of Roman spoon (WILT-250BB8) and copper alloy metal working debris (WILT-254207).

The largest piece of lead is relatively flat on one side, the other being convex (as though formed in a dip or vessel), and measures 170x131x35mm. Weighs c.2kg.

A triangular shaped lump of lead, also triangular in cross-section, with an oval hole (naturally formed, probably through a bubble) on one face. Measures 120x60x40mm and weighs c.1.5kg.

A group of 21 lead 'spills', varing in size from 135x50x12mm to 13x15x6mm and collectively weighing c.3kg.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 23

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st June 2011 - Friday 31st August 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
Parish or ward: Shepton Mallet (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST6244
Four figure Latitude: 51.193948
Four figure longitude: -2.545182
1:25K map: ST6244
1:10K map: ST64SW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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