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Unique ID: WILT-86302C

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A section of lead with the remnants of an iron nail which appears to be Roman through it dating to c AD 43-410 (but may be later). The object comprises a sub-rectangular piece of lead. At one end, the lead has a flat vertical face and curved corners. The other end appears to have been broken off or cut as the horizontal line is not even and the vertical end face is sloping in on the back. There is an iron nail through the lead with the shank broken off. Around the nail on the back of the object are brown marks possibly evidencing a washer of the shape of the object to which the section was fixed by the nail. The colour of the lead is beigey white and the ail is reddish brown. The object weighs 67.93g and measures 35.03mm in length, 25.2mm in width, 9.35mm in thickness and 16mm in height.

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: 35.03 mm
Height: 16 mm
Width: 25.2 mm
Thickness: 9.35 mm
Weight: 67.93 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5288

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Swindon (Unitary Authority)
District: Swindon (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Castle Eaton

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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

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