HESH-F6B9CD: Roman: lead weight

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WEIGHT

Unique ID: HESH-F6B9CD

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A cast lead weight of Roman to Post Medieval date (1 - 1650 AD), most probably Roman (AD50-350). The weight is broadly circular in plan and D shaped in cross section; it has been heavily eroded in the soil. The central hole is a an irregular oval shape and has been cast / set off centre; it has an internal diameter of 8.1mm. Both faces are plain and undecorated. The weight has a cream - white coloured surface patina. Weights are used for a long period of time and as such are very difficult to date precisely without other evidence (such as pottery).

The weight measures 19.6mm wide and 13.6mm thick, it is 13.5mm high and weighs 13.19 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 50
Date to: Exactly AD 1650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 13.5 mm
Width: 19.6 mm
Thickness: 13.6 mm
Weight: 13.19 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hereford Museum Object Entry Form: HFDMG 3248

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Stapleton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Recording Institution: HESH
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