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    • Idby: 0014818522101B6E
    • Broad period: ROMAN
    • Primary material: Lead

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Record ID: NLM-77535F
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead and iron steelyard weight. Cast globular lead weight with an iron rod passing through its centre, presumably as the stub of a suspension loop. The iron is flattened, or a separate flat rove has been used, at the base of the object; it projects 9mm from the top. Gouged by adventitious impact and patinated. Suggested date: Roman, 43-410. Height: 56.8mm, Diameter: 41.5mm, Weight: slightly in excess of 500gmms; the finder kindly reports the mass as 1lb 2 ΒΌ ounces averdepois.
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Springthorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-75FC9B
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete lead and iron steelyard weight of Roman date (c. 43 - 410 AD). The weight is crudely formed from a roughly bi-conical lump of lead that has been cast around a folded iron pin to form a loop at one end. The two ends of the iron pin project from the other end. The iron is red-brown in colour and the lead is light grey. Both components are rough in texture. The weight is 27.98mm in length, 21.87mm in width and 46.34g in weight.
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 19th January 2018
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Record ID: NLM-4E78B4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight. A cast globular weight of a significant mass exceeding 500gms [the limit of weighing machines available to this reporter]. Patinated, with numerous straight cuts in its sides. The finder correctly notes the similarity of the object to those steelyard weights ascribed to the Roman period, though it lacks any evidence for means of suspension enabling it to function in that way - unless the cut-marks were deliberately inflicted to furnish tying notches. The object has a slightly flattened base which would at least enable its function as a standing weight. Suggested date: poss…
Created on: Tuesday 9th January 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Somerby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-95F01A
Object type: TANK
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
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An incomplete panel of a decorated Roman lead tank or font with a phallic motif. The tank measures c. 1005mm in length and 300mm in height. The panel was discovered rolled and folded and has subsequently been unfolded by the finder. The surviving unrolled section consists of one incomplete side formed of three fragments: Fragment A, measuring 500mm in length and 300mm in height, Fragment B, measuring 150mm in length and 283mm in height and Fragment C measuring 300mm in length and 290mm in height. All fragments are decorated with applied lead pleated bands: Two parallel horizontal plea…
Created on: Thursday 7th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 5th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preshute', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-D59186
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A lead alloy steelyard weight, probably dating to the Roman period (AD 43-410). The weight is biconical with two short projections extending at either apex, the remains of a circular iron suspension loop (at top and bottom). The object measures 36.1mm in length with a max.width and diameter at the centre of 27.5mm. It weighs 79.41g. The form is usually considered as Roman, and the beam balance is thought to have been lost in Britain between the end of the Roman period and the later medieval period when it was reintroduced from the continent. Many similar examples have been recorded on …
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ampfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-D3AAFD
Object type: LOOMWEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Derbyshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman, standing, triangular prism weight. Evidence remains of a small hole at the top. Height 53.4mm, width at base 26.4mm, tapering to 9.7mm at the top. Weight 200.68g. The weight is pinkish-white in colour.
Created on: Tuesday 28th November 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Record ID: NLM-807087
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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Lead and iron unidentified object. Cast tubular weight with rounded ends and a longitudinal aperture of diameter c.4mm. The hole is now occupied by ferrous corrosion products, suggesting the insertion and subsequent decay of an iron rod. Patinated, and dented, the latter feature possibly hinting at a larger internal cavity. The configuration of the different materials, though not the form of this object, is typical of Roman steelyard weights. It might equally be expected of different classes of object; this reporter would be especially pleased to see a convincing weighted dart, as used…
Created on: Friday 24th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 24th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Grayingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-427224
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead steelyard weight. A cast ovoid weight with a central moulded aperture of diameter 7.3mm. Dented and abraded, patinated overall. This would appear to be a Roman weight from which the iron suspension loop was withdrawn leaving no trace of its presence, so before the object was deposited. The mass is uncertain, though considerably exceeding the 500gm limit of scales available to this reporter. Suggested date: Roman, 43-410. Length: 60.3mm, Diameter: 47.7mm
Created on: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fordington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-D9DBF9
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight. A cast conical weight with a slightly sunken flat base which may suggest casting in an open mould. An off-centre conical pit in the base, of depth c.15mm, may arise from the presence of a handle to facilitate lifting the object from the mould. Fiercely abraded and patinated overall. The mass may suggest this to have been a standing weight representing one half of a libra, or Roman pound (327.5gms). Suggested date: Roman, 43-410. Diameter: 36.9mm, Height: 30.5mm, Weight: 162.48gms
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Amcotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-57D354
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman lead steelyard weight, biconical with remains of an embedded iron suspension loop projecting at both ends. Height 39.5mm, excluding loops 25mm. Diameter 28mm. Weight 91.65g. Mid 1st - 4th century.
Created on: Friday 10th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th November 2017
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Record ID: NARC-B13B6A
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead alloy Steelyard Weight of Roman to early Modern date (AD 43-1700). The weight is made from lead alloy and it is of ovoid form with circular cross-section and a flattened bottom. Within the centre of the upper surface is a concave section with iron corrosion in the centre. This would have formed a loop but has been broken. The surface of the object is covered in indentations and scratches. The metal is a light brown in colour. Without context these weights are extremely difficult to date if they are of generic shape and form and not, e.g. a bust or geometrical or el…
Created on: Thursday 2nd November 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th November 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: KENT-9BDFD6
Object type: FINGER RING
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A misshapen worn lead hexagonal facetted or keeled finger-ring, probably of late Roman date, c.3rd-4th century. Description: The ring has a hexagonal band which is roughly sub-rectangular in cross-section. The already thick band expands into a rectangular bezel with a number of incised lines. These incised lines are likely attempts at iniitals or letters perhaps 'IVNI' a common latin abreviation for the name Junius. The ring is a cream colour with some light brown patches typical of patinated lead alloy. Dimensions:26mm high, 28mm wide, 10.5mm thick (at bezel, 7mm at thinnest). Dis…
Created on: Wednesday 1st November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 14th November 2017
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Record ID: NLM-1D085D
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead and copper alloy vessel mount. A concavo-convex discoid copper alloy boss with its hollow back filled with lead, which is patinated. Abraded. Suggested date: Roman, 43-410. Diameter: 27.1mm, Thickness: 8.3mm, Weight: 23.74gms
Created on: Thursday 26th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 26th October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Amcotts', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-6034CC
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Walsall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead or lead alloy steelyard weight, of probable Roman dating (1st to 2nd Century AD) though could be of later dating (2nd Century to 19th Century AD). The weight is conical in shape. Evidence of a small vertical suspension hole is apparent in the centre of the weight, though this is now infilled with soil. The weight measures 30.6mm in height, with a base diameter of 34.3mm; it weighs 171.3g. The weight is a light grey to off-white colour, with an even surface patina. There is a flattened area on one part of the circumference, and there are a number of scratches and gouge…
Created on: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 24th October 2017
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Record ID: WILT-48F26E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Roman to post-medieval cylindrical lead weight, dating to the period AD 43-1700. The base is round in plan, and the weight has an integral loop at the apex. There are numerous scratches and indentations but these are probably meaningless. In total, the weight has an off white colour, rough patina, with some darker inclusions, and measures 28.8mm in height, 16.7mm in diameter and weighs 45.41 grams.
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Record ID: NLM-482855
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead and iron steelyard weight. Cast biconvex weight with a flattened base and a projecting stub of corroded iron at its top from an embedded suspension loop. Patinated. Suggested date: Roman, 43-410. Diameter: 42.3mm, Height: 36.5mm, Weight: c.300gms
Created on: Monday 16th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: CORN-F3557F
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast lead spindle whorl, circular in plan and sub-rectangular in profile and section, with a neat circular hole that is 8.4 mm in diameter. Both surfaces are pitted with circular indentations that average about 1 mm in diameter. These are seen locally on ceramic spindle whorls but lead whorls are not normally decorated in Cornwall, but this find is from Dorset and was found with other Roman artefacts. Experimental work with spindle whorls show that flat and symmetrical examples like this work best for spinning and holding the wool. Bishop (1996) illustrates a flat and pitted lead spin…
Created on: Thursday 12th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 16th October 2017
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Record ID: WAW-DDAF27
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman (1st to 4th century) lead and iron steelyard weight: The cast weight is an asymmetrical oval in profile with a flattened upper edge and is sub-circular in section. The upper edge of the weight has an incomplete iron loop. The lower apex is slightly pointed. The surface of the weight is a rough mid grey coloured patina. It weighs 336g and is 41.96mm long, 45mm wide and 44.52mm thick. Barford, Blockley and Day (1984) illustrate a similar shaped weight dating to the Roman period, as does Allason-Jones and Miket (1984; Nos. 8.46 and 8.47). Allason-Jones, L. and Miket, R., 1984Cata…
Created on: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 22nd January 2018
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Record ID: SF-B99E45
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead and copper alloy steelyard weight of possible Roman date. It is a slightly flattened spherical shape with the corroded remains of a copper alloy loop protruding from either end. Although steelyard weights were in use from the Roman to post-medieval periods, examples with a central rod extending from both ends tend to be of Roman date. Diameter: 30.10mm, length: 23.60mm, weight: 69.85g
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-B99229
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead steelyard weight of possible Roman date. It is biconical in shape with the corroded remains of an iron rod protruding from either end. The surface of the metal is heavily corroded with a few small sections missing in places. Although steelyard weights were in use from the Roman to post-medieval periods, biconical examples with iron extending from both ends tend to be of Roman date. Diameter: 32.10mm, length: 34.04mm, weight: 104.71g
Created on: Monday 9th October 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Woodbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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