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    • Object type: WEIGHT
    • Broad period: ROMAN

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Record ID: SUR-542C88
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Surrey
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A lead alloy ovoid steelyard weight, 29.1mm in length and 57.26g (2.02 oz) with an iron suspension loop of thick wire cast into it; the loop itself has broken off. Possibly Roman although may be later.
Created on: Wednesday 21st November 2018
Last updated: Thursday 29th November 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-47B72A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: County of Herefordshire
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A complete, cast, lead weight of unknown date. This crude, plain weight is broadly conical. It does not have a piercing. It has a white patina. Weight 40.6g (1.43 Ounces). Diameter 20mm, Height 24mm.
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Foy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-B3704E
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Oxfordshire
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An ovoid or egg-shaped lead alloy steelyard weight of 442.79g, measuring 48.4mm in length. The weight is unmarked and radially symetrical, with a slot on the thicker end and two pierced holes on the thinner end, either of which may be from a now lost suspension loop.
Created on: Monday 8th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 8th October 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-B7C15D
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hertfordshire
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Probable Roman lead alloy steelyard weight, Length: 39 mm, width: 35 mm, diameter: 35 mm, weight: 196 g. The object is oval in form and spherical in cross section. It has traces of an iron pin and one end and a rough overall surface.
Created on: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 24th October 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-74D938
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
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Lead net weight or sinkers. A large quantity of lead weights together with some fragments. They have been made by rolling a rectangular piece of cast lead sheet of varying thickness and length and subsequent circumference, forming an indeterminate overlapping or butted seam. Patinated, and mostly a creamy white colour. The largest of the weights found is 69.49mm long, 15.55mm wide and 11.36mm thick and weighs 82g. The smallest of the weights found is 16.47mm long, 5.84mm wide 5.55mm thick, and weighs 2.86g. The total weight of all the weights is 1320g. These were probably wrapped or…
Created on: Sunday 23rd September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 31st October 2018
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Record ID: LIN-8FF7D7
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
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A biconical lead with an iron pin through the centre. At the the top the pin divides into two arms to form a loop; the arms are broken shortly above the apex of the lead. The surface of the weight is undecorated. The weight is possibly from a Roman steelyard, though similar biconical weights are known from later periods.
Created on: Friday 31st August 2018
Last updated: Friday 31st August 2018
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Record ID: SUR-658C0A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Hampshire
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Lead alloy weight of 63.6g (2.25oz) with iron suspension loop. The loop, which has been bent, has an internal diameter of 6.5mm and is 5.9mm thick, The weight itself is cast around this loop and comprises an irregular rounded cylinder 23.7mm high, varying in diameter from 21.6 to 27.8mm, likely in part due to post-depositional crushing and distortion. Possibly a Roman steelyard weight, circa 1st - 4th century AD.
Created on: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Last updated: Sunday 2nd September 2018
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Record ID: BUC-D8382B
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Bedford
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A roughly cast lead weight in the form of a truncated dome with an uneven hole through the centre.
Created on: Friday 10th August 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th September 2018
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Record ID: SF-9B4723
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
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A lead-alloy possibly Roman weight, dating to AD 43-402. It has a crude disc-shape and a rectangular perforation in the middle. A broken rectangular cross-sectioned iron shaft passes through the central perforation. Both faces of the weight have other incomplete iron projections around the central shaft, three on one face and two on the other. The face with two projections have short punched linear marks at right angle to each face of the central iron shaft. Diameter: 38.85 mm Height: 12.55 mm Height, including the shaft: 30.33 mm Weight: 94.71 g
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 8th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bay Thorne end', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-99FA05
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
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Roman bi-conical cast lead steelyard weight with rusted iron at the top and bottom ends indicating the original existence of suspension loops. One end is flattened at a slight angle, possibly indicating the loss of a small amount of lead. At the other end a pyramidal piece of iron protrudes c3mm from the lead. It is possible that an iron rod runs through the weight from end to end but this cannot be verified.The central ridge where the two conical ends meet is slightly rounded. There are no signs of decoration though there are several diagonal incisions on one of the cones; these are d…
Created on: Thursday 26th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 2nd August 2018
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Record ID: NMS-480CD0
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Roman hollow-cast, pear-shaped, round-sectioned copper alloy steelyard weight filled with lead within which the lower part of an iron suspension loop is embedded. Damaged collared opening in the cracked casing at the apex, irregular opening in base. Decoration consists of two sets of three cumferential grooves, one below the collar, the other at the widest point. Height 57mm. Diameter 44mm. Weight 440g. Similar to examples from Barnham Broom, Norfolk (HER 28370, NMS-4B1C86), Happisburgh (HER50273, NMS-819691), Reymerston, Norfolk (HER56947, NMS-503D97) and Fressingfield, Suffolk (NMS-D…
Created on: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th 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
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'JHFF', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-102821
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight. Cast conical to pear-shaped weight, flattened at its top, with a central drilled aperture of diameter 5mm. A series of angled cuts surround the aperture at the narrower end of the weight, in a rough left hand spiral arrangement, and these are perhaps distinct in their origin from other light and adventitious nicks on the body of the object. Patinated. The hole could indicate the provision of a separate loop, a typical feature of Roman steelyard weights. If so, it was withdrawn before corrosion could mark the object. The mass does not seem to relate closely to contemporary …
Created on: Friday 1st June 2018
Last updated: Friday 1st June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Haxey', grid reference and parish protected.


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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: LEIC-2A7A36
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman or later lead weight, Length: 33 mm, diameter: 34 mm, diameter of hole: 4 or 5 mm, weight: 177 g. The weight is triangular in form and circular in cross section. It has a circular hole running from its apex to the centre of its base, for a now missing suspension loop.
Created on: Monday 21st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 6th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leicestershire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-C35867
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead Roman to Post Medieval weight, dating to AD 43-1800. It is a conical weight with a rounded apex in which an iron loop has been inserted and sealed with lead alloy still visible on the base of the weight. The sides of the weight have traces of iron corrosion as well as scratches and dentings. Weights such as this have been used from Roman through to Post Medieval times and numerous weight-related functions are likely, perhaps as a steelyard weight, standing weight, net weight or fishing weight. Close examples are NLM-ADDC7B, NARC-1D2E44, Diameter: 27.28 mm Height: 44.43 mm
Created on: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eyke', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-962DCE
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead alloy of probable Roman date (AD 43-410). The object is a circular sectioned biconical steelyard weight with the stub of an iron suspension loop at the top. The lower half is missing a section, extending above the midrib. The weight is undecorated. The metal is a light cream in colour with a pitted patina. Height: 33.64mm, Diameter: 31.31mm, Weight: 91.5g.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 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: NLM-7FC4C4
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight. Cast pyramidal four-sided weight wuith a flat base with central dimple which may indicate this was cast in an open mould. Patinated. The mass suggests this may represent one drachma of 3.41gms according to the Roman system of weight. Suggested date: Roman, 43-410. Height: 19.9mm, Width: 9.8mm, Thickness: 8.7mm, Weight: 3.37gms
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018
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Record ID: NLM-7F873C
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy and lead weight. Cast sub-pyramidal weight of copper alloy with a square base with rounded arises, tapering towards a raggedly broken end. The broader end retains an insert of badly decayed lead which appears to fill a rectangular hole of 15mm by 6.5mm in the broader opposed faces. The loss of some copper alloy to breakage and some lead to decay leaves the original value uncertain, though this might, when complete, have represented one Roman uncia of 27.3gms. Accompanying material includes numerous later Roman coins. Suggested date: Roman, 43-410. Length: 33.8mm, Width: 1…
Created on: Tuesday 13th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018
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