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

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Record ID: NARC-C9C8F5
Object type: CASTING WASTE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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A piece of lead alloy Casting Waste of Uncertain date (AD 43 - 1800). It is composed of a domed, ovate well from the top of the mould, and four runners or jets descending from it. The metal is a dark cream in colour with a slightly pitted patina Length: 25.43mm, Width: 26.47mm, Thickness: 11.81mm, Weight: 12.3g.
Created on: Wednesday 4th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2018
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Record ID: BH-B61A58
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete lead-alloy steelyard weight of possible Roman date (AD 43-410). The weight is roughly bi-conical in form consisting of an upper-section and larger lower section which each expand and meet at an off-centred circumerential ridge. From the top of the weight extends a suspension loop comprised of an iron bar that is rectangular in section. Above the circumerential ridge is a series of vertical linear markings that extend slightly over the ridge in places. The weight is very worn with several pits and linear gouges across the surface. The weight measures 59mm in height including …
Created on: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Last updated: Friday 6th July 2018
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Record ID: SUR-391B6B
Object type: PIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
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A lead-alloy cast object 35.4mm length on an iron shaft 47.3mm in length. The form comprises a woman's head in classical style, with a typical Roman hairstyle comprising two swept back tresses, divided at the brow with a third passing back from the top of the head and coiled at her right shoulder. The lower part of the object terminates at the shoulder in the manner of a free standing classical bust. The top of the moulding comprises a circular form 10.9mm in diameter in the manner of a caryatid pillar. On the basis of similar comparanda (NLM-1D82BB) it may be described as a pin or pa…
Created on: Wednesday 27th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-53E30D
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy weight, possibly a spindle whorl of Roman date. The object has a bevelled flat lower face and domed upper face. The object has a central circular 5.10mm Ø perforation. There is no decoration on obverse and reverse and all surfaces appear slightly worn. Lead weights like these are common finds, but only rarely from excavated contexts which is why date and origin are difficult to pinpoint. Decorated lead-alloy weights are very rare finds in excavations, but are often found by metal detectorists. They are usually biconical or cylindrical in shape and are decorated…
Created on: Saturday 16th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 19th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D4102D
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete lead-alloy weight or gaming piece of probable Roman date, c.AD 43 - 410. The weight is conical with a flattened top set with a recessed fragment of reddish/orange ceramic material. The base is flat and undecorated. The object is 9.8mm tall, 15.2mm in diameter at the base, 10.6mm in diameter at the top and weighs 7.1g.
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 14th June 2018
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Record ID: NARC-524BFD
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete lead Vessel repair or Pot Mend of Roman to Medieval date (AD 43-1500). The object is a cast plug and is sub-circular in plan and sub-cylindrical in plan. The upper face and the mid-section of the body have expanded portions. These would have expanded to either side of the break within the vessel. The metal is a dark cream in colour with a slightly pitted patina. Diameter: 19.32mm, Length: 16.92mm, Thickness: 16.17mm, Weight: 28.0g.
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-523EAE
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
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A complete lead Vessel repair or Pot Mend of Roman to Medieval date (AD 43-1500). The object is a cast plug to mend a hole in a vessel wall. The object is sub-ovate on plate and flat with a tapered inward circumferential portion. The metal is a dark cream in colour with a slightly pitted patina. Diameter: 26.49mm, Thickness: 7.79mm, Weight: 27.3g.
Created on: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-EACD39
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
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An incomplete lead alloy steelyard weight of possible Roman date (AD 43-409). The suspension loop and hook are missing. This weight is roughly bi-conical in form. The stub of an imbedded iron suspension loop or hook can be seen at the top and bottom. This weight is corroded and pitted. The uneven surface is greyish buff​.
Created on: Friday 18th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-9E75AE
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead weight possibly of Roman date, perhaps from a steelyard. The weight is ovoid or egg-shaped and has a circular perforation through it from top to bottom (of 2.8mm diameter) which could have housed an iron suspension loop. It has a mass of 546g (1lb 3oz) and is 52.2mm long and 43.3mm diameter. There is no need for a steelyard weight to conform to a specific weight. Steelyard weights of this form have been found in Roman contexts, but it could also be of later date. Compare SWYOR-364F05.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 28th May 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-4332A6
Object type: MINIATURE OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete lead-alloy probable miniature votive axe possibly of Roman date, c.AD 43 - 410. The object is wedge-shaped, with an oval hole pierced through the thicker part of the object; the thicker portion of the axe is sub-rectangular in cross-section, whereas the blade end is flat and flares downward to the lower cutting edge. The metal has a clean white patina and is worn. The object is 33.5mm long, 6.3mm wide, 7.2mm thick and weighs 6.8g. Axes, mainly from religious shrines and graves, form the largest group of miniature tools found from Roman Britain. For similar examples on the …
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 29th June 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-1D48FE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman contemporary copy of a nummus of the House of Constantine (AD 307-61), CONSTANTINOPOLIS issue depicting Victory on prow to the reverse and dating to AD c.330-5 (Reece period 17). The metal is perhaps a lead alloy.
Created on: Thursday 26th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 27th April 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-5CC982
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman lead alloy steelyard weight, Length: 32 mm, width: 33 mm, weight: 94 g. The weight is bi-conical in form and circular in cross section, with the traces of an iron loop emerging from one terminal.
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-5BF60D
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman lead alloy steelyard weight, Height: 34 mm, diameter: 39 mm, weight: 243 g. The object is bi-conical in form and circular in cross section. It has the remains of an iron loop emerging from one terminal.
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
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Record ID: BERK-FCBDE7
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead alloy steelyard weight of probable Roman date. The weight is biconical with a thick waist. The remains of the iron suspension loop is evident in the top of the weight where it has broken off in line with the peak of the weight. There are no other markings or decoration. General Roman date c. AD 43-409.
Created on: Monday 19th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 20th March 2018
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Record ID: KENT-95364E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A heavily worn lead-alloy? contemporary copy of a Roman 4th century nummus, uncertain VOT wreath proto-type, probably House of Constantine. This coin has a pale white/cream patination, which suggests a high lead content. Measurements: 14.52mm in diameter, 1.4mm thick and 1.36g in weight
Created on: Wednesday 14th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018
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Record ID: KENT-9281FE
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, likely Roman, cast, lead steel yard weight c.43-410 AD. Description: The weight is bi-conical with an iron loop protruding from the top, and the remnants of an iron loop are also present on the bottom. The steelyard weight is a light cream colour with patches of brown, while the iron loop is dark orange in colour. Dimensions: Height 34.83mm, diameter 28.61mm and weight 76.31g.
Created on: Wednesday 14th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018
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Record ID: BERK-279A37
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy token, gaming piece or possible tessera of probable Roman date. The token is sub-square in plan and one face has been stamped with an image of a radiate-crowned male facing right, enclosed within a square border. The bust appears to be draped, and the facial features crude and mostly indistinct - it looks like a ruler of the later third century AD, bearing similarities to images of Carausius or Postumus seen on coins of the period. The reverse of the token is flat, plain and undecorated, but bears some scratches / linear indentations. Lead tesserae and mounts a…
Created on: Friday 9th March 2018
Last updated: Thursday 22nd March 2018
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Record ID: BH-1294DD
Object type: SPOON
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead-tin alloy spoon with iron handle dating to the second century AD. The fragment comprises the bowl of the spoon and a small portion of the iron handle. The bowl is circular in plan and hemispherical in section making it of ​cochlearia type. The inner surface of the bowl is stepped around the circumference and possesses an integrally-cast floral motif or rosette at its centre. The floral motif appears to have approximately 11 or 12 petals and a central raised element. From the underside of the bowl, a small portion of the handle extends. There is a thickening of the …
Created on: Thursday 8th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-D699F8
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead alloy discoidal spindle whorl of probable Roman date, about AD 43 - 410. It fits into Walton Rogers Class B1. It is a flat disc of rectangular cross section (Glenda Type A cited in Alberti 2017). The central aperture is 5.7mm diameter. The edge of the whorl has been distorted in one place. The whorl is 28.9mm diameter, 6.5mm thick and 35.86g. It has a yellow grey patina.
Created on: Monday 5th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th April 2018
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Record ID: BH-568DB8
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead-alloy pot mend with a broad Roman to post medieval date range. The pot mend comprises two circular discs, one slightly bigger in circumference than the other and stacked on top of each other. The gap between the two discs would have originally mended the break in a ceramic vessel. The pot mend measures 39mm in diameter, 10mm in thickness and weighs 57.43g
Created on: Tuesday 27th February 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th March 2018
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