WMID-0E59E7: Probable Roman: Complete steelyard weight

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Unique ID: WMID-0E59E7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete lead or lead alloy steelyard weight, of probable Roman dating (1st to 2nd Century AD) but could be of later dating (2nd Century to 19th Century AD).

The weight is biconical in shape. A vertical suspension hole is present in the centre of the weight. A circular recess is present at the centre of the base.

It measures 31.8 mm tall, with a maximum diameter of 46.9 mm. It weighs 334.9g (11.81 oz).

The weight is a light grey to off white colour, with an even surface patina.

Biconical weights are a functional artefact, as such, there is little typological change over time. It is probable that this weight is of Roman dating but it may of later dating.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.8 mm
Weight: 334.9 g
Diameter: 46.9 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Derbyshire (County)
District: Derbyshire Dales (District)
Parish or ward: Hopton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK2553
Four figure Latitude: 53.07365179
Four figure longitude: -1.62830614
1:25K map: SK2553
1:10K map: SK25SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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