DEV-94A3D8: Roman weight

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Unique ID: DEV-94A3D8

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete lead weight with an iron attachment loop, probably dating to the Roman period.

The solid-cast body is circular in section and is ovoid in plan. At the apex is the stub of a small iron loop, used to suspend the weight on a scale. The body of the weight has been damaged over time, resulting in a white-ish patina forming on areas of damage.

A number of similar weights of approximately contemporary date have been recorded on the database, including WILT-749DD9 and SWYOR-799003 and the relatively similar DEV-65BB95.

It is 35.8mm long and 25.2mm in diameter. It weighs 76.1g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.8 mm
Weight: 76.1 g
Diameter: 25.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 20th October 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Lucy Shipley
Identified by: Dr Lucy Shipley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 018254

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Bicton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY0585
Four figure Latitude: 50.65690269
Four figure longitude: -3.34532221
1:25K map: SY0585
1:10K map: SY05NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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