IOW-C0A675: Roman Steelyard Weight

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STEELYARD WEIGHT

Unique ID: IOW-C0A675

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

An incomplete lead alloy steelyard weight of possible Roman date (AD 43-410).

The suspension loop is missing.

This weight is bi-conical in form and is flattened at the base. The stubs of an imbedded iron suspension loop can be seen at the top.

This weight has a brown patina.

Height: 46.3mm; diameter: 48.2mm. Weight: c. 399.0g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 46.3 mm
Diameter: 48.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 12th June 2016 - Sunday 12th June 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2016-8-30

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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