NMS-480CD0: Roman steelyard weight

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Unique ID: NMS-480CD0

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Roman hollow-cast, pear-shaped, round-sectioned copper alloy steelyard weight filled with lead within which the lower part of an iron suspension loop is embedded. Damaged collared opening in the cracked casing at the apex, irregular opening in base. Decoration consists of two sets of three cumferential grooves, one below the collar, the other at the widest point. Height 57mm. Diameter 44mm. Weight 440g. Similar to examples from Barnham Broom, Norfolk (HER 28370, NMS-4B1C86), Happisburgh (HER50273, NMS-819691), Reymerston, Norfolk (HER56947, NMS-503D97) and Fressingfield, Suffolk (NMS-D60A95). c.43 - c.409.

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 409

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 57 mm
Weight: 440 g
Diameter: 44 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 17th April 2018 - Monday 18th June 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Steven Ashley
Identified by: Mr Steven Ashley

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 56581
Other reference: NMD062018

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Incised or engraved or chased

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: North Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Barton Turf (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG3523
Four figure Latitude: 52.75347225
Four figure longitude: 1.48092344
1:25K map: TG3523
1:10K map: TG32SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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