LANCUM-7595A8: Lead rolled sheet weight

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Unique ID: LANCUM-7595A8

Object type certainty: Certain
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Lead weight formed from folded sheet of uncertain date within the period c. 43 - 1700 AD. The object is broadly rectangular in plan but of irregular shape. It has been made by folding the two ends of a long rectangular lead sheet in until they overlap on one side and meet on the other side. The object has a cream-coloured patina. The fold is now filled with organic detriment. The object is 16.75mm in length, 14.47mm in width and 10.35mm at maximum thickness. It weighs 10g.

There are a number of similar examples of objects made from folded lead sheets on the database. These have been identified variously as weights, or more specifically net sinkers (eg, NLM-E1280C, NLM-A58C8A, YORYM-67A3F5). See also NLM-6340AE. Some have even been identified as Roman curse tablets (eg, LANCUM-C2A2F4), although this is not compelling and cannot be determined for certain without unrolling the object. As similar examples have been excavated from sites ranging from the Iron Age to the medieval period, the date range assigned to this object must remain imprecise.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.75 mm
Width: 14.47 mm
Thickness: 10.35 mm
Weight: 10 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: N5672

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Alne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4964
Four figure Latitude: 54.06961301
Four figure longitude: -1.25273223
1:25K map: SE4964
1:10K map: SE46SE
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: LANCUM
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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