WMID-3DDF93: Roman to Post Medieval date lead alloy weighth (front and reverse)

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Unique ID: WMID-3DDF93

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A lead alloy weight or possible spindle whorl of Roman to Post Medieval date (AD1 - 1650). In plan the object is semi-circular. The object has a central semi-circular perforation which measures 4.10mm in width. It is possible the object was once circular and only half of the object is now remaining. The upper surface is decorated with a series of linear incisions. The reverse surface of the object is un-decorated. The object has a cream coloured patina across all surfaces. Spindle whorls and weights have been used for a long period of time and are therefore very difficult to date precisely without other evidence (such as pottery). Weights with a similar diameter and perforation have been classified as flat weights for bullion (Biggs and Withers 2000: 23-26).

The object measures 44.12mm in diameter, is 7.7mm thick and weighs 37.5 grams.

Biggs, N and Withers, P. 2000. Lead Weights: The David Rogers Collection. Llanfyllin, Powys: English Weights Series - 6.

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Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 1
Date to: Circa AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 7.7 mm
Weight: 37.5 g
Diameter: 44.12 mm

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Recorded by: Miss Victoria Allnatt
Identified by: Miss Victoria Allnatt

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Ross Rural (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO6125
Four figure Latitude: 51.92214637
Four figure longitude: -2.56850437
1:25K map: SO6125
1:10K map: SO62NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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