IOW-71B015: Roman: Steelyard Weight

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Unique ID: IOW-71B015

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete Roman lead alloy steelyard weight (c. AD 43-410).

This steelyard weight is bi-conical in form and has the remains of a copper alloy suspension loop at the top.

The weight is grey and pitted overall.

Height: 23.7mm; diameter: 21.0mm. Weight: 38.74g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 410

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 23.7 mm
Weight: 38.74 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 30th December 2018 - Sunday 30th December 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-2-11

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Created: 11 days ago
Updated: 11 days ago

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