NLM-4E78B4: Roman Weight

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Unique ID: NLM-4E78B4

Object type certainty: Certain
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Lead weight. A cast globular weight of a significant mass exceeding 500gms [the limit of weighing machines available to this reporter]. Patinated, with numerous straight cuts in its sides. The finder correctly notes the similarity of the object to those steelyard weights ascribed to the Roman period, though it lacks any evidence for means of suspension enabling it to function in that way - unless the cut-marks were deliberately inflicted to furnish tying notches. The object has a slightly flattened base which would at least enable its function as a standing weight. Suggested date: possibly Roman, 43-410.

Height: 51.6mm, Diameter: 51.7mm

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
Height: 51.6 mm
Diameter: 51.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 7th January 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM38168

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

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

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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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