NLM-427224: Roman Steelyard Weight

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Unique ID: NLM-427224

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Lead steelyard weight. A cast ovoid weight with a central moulded aperture of diameter 7.3mm. Dented and abraded, patinated overall. This would appear to be a Roman weight from which the iron suspension loop was withdrawn leaving no trace of its presence, so before the object was deposited. The mass is uncertain, though considerably exceeding the 500gm limit of scales available to this reporter. Suggested date: Roman, 43-410.

Length: 60.3mm, Diameter: 47.7mm

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 60.3 mm
Diameter: 47.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 21st October 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM37982

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Fordington

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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