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Record ID: SOM-1A00FE
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A fragment of a Medieval copper alloy steelyard weight, probably dating to AD 1257- 1300. The surviving fragment comprises of a portion of the wall of what was originally a hollow, globular copper alloy casing for a lead core. The fragment is decorated, cast in relief, with a triangular shield bearing a heraldic device of a crudely depicted double headed eagle (see below). The wall is c. 2.2mm thick, expanding to 3.9mm at the heraldic decoration. Dimensions: length 43.8mm; width 50.5mm; thickness 3.9mm; weight 28.77g. Similar, complete examples of steelyard weights are published…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Last updated: Monday 7th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Okeford Fitzpaine CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-390777
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete medieval (c.1200-1350) steelyard weight, consisting of the incomplete copper alloy shell only and missing the solid lead interior. Now squashed, the weight would have been roughly conical in shape with a rounded base. A flat oval platform (21.4x14.8x1.9mm) sits at the apex and from the centre a D-shaped suspension loop projects. To the join at one side is a pair of decorative transverse grooves. The centre of the loop is partly filled with copper alloy, perhaps a casting flaw, although the piercing itself is slightly elongated as if through use. The casing weighs 44.51g…
Created on: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 28th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Alderholt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-45611B
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A lead and copper alloy steelyard weight in the form of a quarter-length bust, possibly of boy satyr, attached to the flat face of a large hemishpere of lead with a sheet of copper alloy on the between. The bust has long hair gathered up in a Harpocrates-style top-knot worn widely by children whilst two thick curls run down each side of his head. The hair at the back is parted down the centre and waved. The face is crudely cast and asymmetrical. It is rounded with large cheeks and very little chin. The mouth is small with proportionally large lips. The nose is triangular and flattened…
Created on: Friday 3rd February 2017
Last updated: Thursday 9th February 2017
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Record ID: CORN-DD0F44
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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Cast lead steelyard weight, circular in plan and biconical in profile, with the base of the iron suspension loop still within the upper aperture, that is 6 mm in diameter, at the apex of the weight. See YORYM-369198 for a similar lead biconical steelyard weight with an iron suspension loop that is dated from the Roman period. Read (2001) illustrates a similar lead biconical steelyard weight with a copper alloy suspension loop from Wiltshire on page 115, fig.72, no.830, which is dated from the 1st to the 4th century AD. Bailey (2011) illustrates a similar biconical lead steely…
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Monday 6th June 2016
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Record ID: DOR-B3A07B
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A fragment of copper alloy steelyard weight with heraldic decoration. Fragments of the wall of the globular, hollow weight only. Originally the weightwould have been filled with lead. The fragment is decorated with a raised shield-shaped boss with indistinct decoration which may be a crude version of the Eagle displayed emblem seen on similar weights. Date: Medieval - c.1250-1300 AD. Dimensions: 31.09mm x 21.65mm x 2.86mm Weight: 11.03g This is similar to a complete example recorded on the database in record SOM-FDCC33. It is similar to weights described in Ward-Perkins, 1940,Th…
Created on: Wednesday 11th February 2015
Last updated: Sunday 15th February 2015
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Record ID: DOR-661EEC
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A fragment of copper alloy steelyard weight with heraldic decoration. Fragments of the wall of the globular, hollow weight only. Originally the weigth would have been filled with lead. The upper part of the fragments are decorated with two incised parallel grooves containing an incised double stranded zig zag pattern. Lower down is the remnant of a moulded lion rampant, facing left, inside and incised line triangular or shield-shaped border. Date: Medieval - c.1250-1300 AD. Dimensions: 42.13 mm x 39.46 mm x 3.31 mm Weight: 37.31 g This is similar to a complete example recorded o…
Created on: Monday 26th January 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 4th March 2015
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Record ID: SOM-FFA4A3
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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Roman bi-conical cast lead steelyard weight with copper alloy loops at the bottom and top, one containing an S-shaped chain link. The central lead weight is corroded with only part of the surface remaining. The loops are formed from lengths of rectangular sectioned copper alloy wire. It is not clear if the upper and lower loops are formed of one piece of wire that runs completely though the weight, or seperate pieces embedded in each end. Both loops are very worn in the middle. The chain link is formed of a piece of wire bent into an S shape with straight ends and one end hooked thoru…
Created on: Wednesday 27th July 2011
Last updated: Monday 1st August 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-FF6EF3
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman bi-conical cast lead steelyard weight with rusted remains of iron suspension loops at the top and bottom points. The remains of the weight is slightly irregular and globular but with a clear widened waist about two thirds of the way down. The base is flattened with a central recess with the stubs of the iron loop rising from each side of the recess. The weight is 28.1mm in diameter and 28.4mm long excluding the loop, 35.7mm including; it weighs 110.44 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 27th July 2011
Last updated: Monday 1st August 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Castleton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-9B08D5
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy steelyard weight with lead core. The weight is globular, almost pear-shaped, and undecorated except for a collar f two ridges around the suspension loop. Part way down the body, at the widest part, is a small smoothed area of lead which may be a pouring hole where the lead was added. On the base is another, larger and more irregular smoothed area of lead, possibly where there was a vent (accidental or intentional). At the top is an inverted U-shaped suspension loop. Around the base of the loop is a transverse collar of two raised ridges. The loop is filled with iron cor…
Created on: Tuesday 28th June 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 5th July 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-2B5DE6
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
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A cast lead steelyard weight of probable Roman date. The weight is biconical (diameter 23mm, height 20.5mm) with a central shaft which contains a thin length of copper alloy. This would have been bent to form a hook at the apex, although the hook survives only to a length of about 10mm and is now bent out of shape. Weight: 46.93g
Created on: Thursday 23rd March 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-34BBB1
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy steelyard weight. Leaded bronze. Part of a sub-spherical weight. It is decorated with three shields containing a lion rampant, the arms of Poitou and a band of incised lines around the top. The base has been sheared off probably by the plough. Inside is an iron ring slightly smaller than the circumference of the weight. This was possibly used together with the lead to give the object it's weight. Surviving height:41.60mm. Max diameter:60.97mm
Created on: Thursday 13th May 2004
Last updated: Thursday 16th March 2017
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