WMID-155786: Roman to Modern: Lead stylus

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Unique ID: WMID-155786

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast lead pencil of uncertain dating, but probably Medieval to Post Medieval (AD 1200 to AD 1600).

The stylus is circular sectioned, with a flattened, slightly expanded top. The other end exhibits knife cut facets, tapering to a point. It has been folded in half.

It measures 27.30 mm in length, 29.12 mm wide and 7.80 mm thick. It has a diameter of 7.04 mm. It weighs 24.0 g. It is a mid grey colour, with an even surface patina.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.3 mm
Width: 29.12 mm
Thickness: 7.8 mm
Weight: 24 g
Diameter: 7.04 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st October 2012 - Wednesday 31st October 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Other reference numbers

Other reference: TG - Paper - Folder 7

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
Parish or ward: Gnosall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ8021
Four figure Latitude: 52.7862
Four figure longitude: -2.297986
1:25K map: SJ8021
1:10K map: SJ82SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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