LANCUM-43954A: Lead conical weight

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Unique ID: LANCUM-43954A

Object type certainty: Certain
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Lead conical weight of uncertain date, probably within the range c. 43 - 1750 AD. The weight has a flat, circular bottom face and sides that angle inwards. The surface is marked and ridged. The object has a light-brown patina. It is 36.64mm in length, 30.54mm in diameter and weighs 132.06g.

Lead weights are difficult to date precisely without archaeological context. Similar examples of this type of weight are recorded on the database, often with an iron suspension loop, including LANCUM-8AB064, KENT-AD5BF4 and LEIC-9FF3C7. These are given various date ranges from the Roman to post-medieval period.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36.64 mm
Weight: 132.06 g
Diameter: 30.54 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: N5196

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NY0838
Four figure Latitude: 54.72853676
Four figure longitude: -3.43010625
1:25K map: NY0838
1:10K map: NY03NE
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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