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Unique ID: SUR-B3704E

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An ovoid or egg-shaped lead alloy steelyard weight of 442.79g, measuring 48.4mm in length. The weight is unmarked and radially symetrical, with a slot on the thicker end and two pierced holes on the thinner end, either of which may be from a now lost suspension loop.


Several similar examples of large egg-shaped weights with suspension loops can be seen on the PAS database, for example PUBLIC-AFBB48, HESH- E5CB53, NCL-CD6486, CAM-5EAD35 and SUR-724275. They are very difficult to date, being close to the (generally better-made) steelyard weights of Roman date, but also having parallels among medieval and post-medieval material.

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Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 48.4 mm
Weight: 442.79 g
Diameter: 39.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Simon Maslin
Identified by: Dr Simon Maslin

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Moulsford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5884
Four figure Latitude: 51.55191577
Four figure longitude: -1.16487958
1:25K map: SU5884
1:10K map: SU58SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: SUR
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Updated: 2 months ago

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