WMID-94B632: Roman: Complete steelyard weight

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Unique ID: WMID-94B632

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An incomplete lead or lead alloy steelyard weight, of probable Roman dating (1st to 2nd Century AD).

The weight is biconical in shape. A central circular recess is present in the base of the weight (internal diameter is 14.6 mm). The remains of the copper alloy suspension loop are present at the top of the weight.

It measures 38.7 mm tall, with a maximum diameter of 43.9 mm. The copper alloy loop is 2.5 mm wide and 0.9 mm thick. It weighs 203.7 g (7.19 oz).

The weight is a light grey to off white colour, with an even surface patina.

Similar biconical weights have been found associated with Roman steelyards, such as WMID-184456 and WMID-049777 and can be dated from 1st to 2nd Centuries AD.

Class: steelyard

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 38.7 mm
Weight: 203.7 g
Diameter: 43.9 mm

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Gawsworth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ9067
Four figure Latitude: 53.19998059
Four figure longitude: -2.15115335
1:25K map: SJ9067
1:10K map: SJ96NW
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 searching with a metal detector

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

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