WILT-1BF5F7: Roman Steelyard Weight

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STEELYARD WEIGHT

Unique ID: WILT-1BF5F7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman lead steelyard weight, dating to the period c. AD 43-410. The weight is circular in cross section and bi-conical in plan. At its apex there is evidence of an iron suspension loop which is missing. The steelyard is greyish cream in colour with orangey brown patches and two orangey brown corrosion marks at the top from the suspension loop. The steelyard weight weighs 158g and measures 46.71mm in height and 45.19mm in diameter.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 46.71 mm
Weight: 331 g
Diameter: 45.19 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Alyson Tanner
Identified by: Mrs Alyson Tanner

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5116

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)
Parish or ward: Aldham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM0344
Four figure Latitude: 52.05717985
Four figure longitude: 0.95959903
1:25K map: TM0344
1:10K map: TM04SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Created: 2 years ago
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