WILT-B550DD: Roman: Steelyard weight

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Unique ID: WILT-B550DD

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A complete Roman copper alloy steel yard weight dating between the 1st century AD to the 4th century AD. The weight is globular in shape is filled with lead and has an integral circular section suspension loop located at the top. The loop is filled with metal corrosion, and a small circular perforation which does not puncture directly through. Below the suspension loop are two fine collared lines. There rest of the weight remains undecorated.

An almost identical steelyard weight cab be found in Read (2001) "Metal Artefacts in Antiquity" page 116, No. 834. There are both practically the same in shape, but the illustration has three collared lines rather than two.

Height: 65.44mm

Maximum width: 51.05mm

Minimum width: 26.51mm

Suspension loop width: 19.93mm

Weight: 680g.

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Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 10
Date to: Circa AD 400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 65.44 mm
Width: 51.05 mm
Weight: 680 g

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Recorded by: Miss Grace Clark
Identified by: Miss Grace Clark

Other reference numbers

Other reference: WHM2016-82

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: West Tisbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST9127
Four figure Latitude: 51.04228202
Four figure longitude: -2.12974933
1:25K map: ST9127
1:10K map: ST92NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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