LANCUM-8AB064: Steelyard weight

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Unique ID: LANCUM-8AB064

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Lead and iron steelyard weight of uncertain date within the probable date range c. 43 - 1750 AD. The weight is conical in form, with a sunken circular depression in the bottom face. An orange iron tang with an oval section which protrudes from the top of the weight is all that remains of the suspension loop. The object is dark brown in colour. It is 27.17mm in height and 21.67mm at maximum width. It weighs 71.67g.

There are many similar examples recorded on the database, including: NARC-1D2E44, WMID-4538B5 and PUBLIC-DE3998. It is unfortunately not possible to assign a more precise date range to this object; examples from dated contexts range from the Roman period to the modern day.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 27.17 mm
Width: 21.67 mm
Weight: 71.67 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Miss Lydia Prosser

Other reference numbers

Other reference: N5669

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Copeland (District)
Parish or ward: Waberthwaite (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD1090
Four figure Latitude: 54.29765621
Four figure longitude: -3.38439547
1:25K map: SD1090
1:10K map: SD19SW
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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