WMID-0CB2F6: Possibly Roman: Probable line weight

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Unique ID: WMID-0CB2F6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete lead or lead alloy, probable weight, of uncertain dating, possibly Roman (AD 43 to AD 410).

The weight consists of two sub circular ends, with a recessed centre. It broadly resembles a dumb-bell or yo yo shape. The recess between the two ends measures 6.5 mm wide and 5.9 mm deep.

It has a diameter of 38.5 mm and is 26.0 mm thick. It weighs 208 g (7.3 oz).

The weight is an off white colour, with an even surface patina.

No parallels to this weight have been found at the time of recording. It is considered to be possibly Roman, due to association with other finds found in the vicinity. However it could be of any date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 26 mm
Weight: 208 g
Diameter: 38.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th October 2013

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
Parish or ward: North Rauceby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF0046
Four figure Latitude: 53.00199238
Four figure longitude: -0.51129576
1:25K map: TF0046
1:10K map: TF04NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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