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    • IdentifierID: PAS5194F542001E0D
    • Primary material: Iron

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Record ID: WILT-6E6CD8
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
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A heavy iron (possibly lead filled) object which may be a Roman steelyard poise. The object is in essence a heavy round globular ball with a protrusion at one end which may have been an integral circular-section suspension loop with a collar. The base is slightly flattened. The object has a seam running around it from top to bottom. The patina of the object is dark black with a silvery sheen. There are large patches of reddish-brown corrosion. The object weighs 347g and measures 56.87mm in height and has a circumference of 45.85mm. Cf Read B, 2001, Metal Artefacts of Antiquity, P…
Created on: Monday 14th March 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 4th May 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Cubitt Town', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-5C4A59
Object type: PADLOCK
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval iron barrel padlock case of Goodall's Type D (in Biddle, 1990), with a hinged shackle. The spring and bolt are missing. Barrel padlocks with shackles (Type D) were intended to secure human or animal limbs (Goodall 1990 p.1001). Examples from Winchester date from the late 10th to early 15th century. The case is cylindrical and c 46.53mm in diameter. The shackle (c 13.42mm in diameter) is hinged at one end (to a projection from the case) and curves in an arc to the opposite end of the case, where a narrow plate with two holes inserts into a slot in the barrel where it could…
Created on: Tuesday 1st March 2016
Last updated: Thursday 3rd March 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ringwood', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-656D09
Object type: AXE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron 'bearded' axe or axehead probably post medieval dating to c AD 1540- 1800. The axe is sub-rectangular in plan with an irregular lower edge where the edge of the blade projects downwards from the socket. The blade is sub-triangular in plan with a blunted end where the blade attaches to the integral socket. The butt is rectangular in plan with a socket hole all the way through the centre. The back of the butt of the axe is rectangular. As the blade expands in width it tapers in section; forming a wide even cutting edge. A slight bevelled blade facet can be seen on the edge …
Created on: Tuesday 20th October 2015
Last updated: Monday 16th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Marlborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-5D5411
Object type: NAIL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A corroded iron nail probably Roman and dating to the period AD 43-410. The nail has a square-sectioned, tapering stem, the end of the stem is missing. The head appears to be sub-round or possibly rectangular. The nail is similar to Type 1A in WH Manning Catalogue of the Romano-British Iron Tools, Fittings and Weapons in the British Museum (1985). The nail is 61.31mm in length and 29.28mm wide across the head and weighs 41.79g.
Created on: Wednesday 28th May 2014
Last updated: Thursday 17th July 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Witham Friary', grid reference and parish protected.


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