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Record ID: NMS-696432
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead weight, cylindrical but with most of the central length of a smaller diameter, i.e. bobbin or cotton reel shaped. The ends are convex. Perhaps Roman (see NLM-A2C934, NLM-52E393, NLM-1C8D92). Length 29.5. Diameter 23.1 - 30.8mm. Weight 154g. It may be a coincidence that this is 95% of 6 Roman ounces (unciae) or half a pound (librum), c.162.5g. Mid 1st - 4th century. Field TL
Created on: Wednesday 14th January 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 14th January 2015
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Record ID: NLM-52E393
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible weight. Cast object with a flat circular end with rounded edges, and a narrower cylindrical continuation whose end is raggedly textured. Patinated, dented and heavily abraded. This object resembles a series of bobbin or cotton-reel shaped objects of uncertain function. These are occasionally reported from northern Lincolnshire, and a group forming part of the Haldenby Collection held by the Hull and East Riding Museum also comes from Newbald Lodge, East Riding of Yorkshire, where they were associated with mainly Roman material. Suggested date: Roman, 43-410. Diameter:…
Created on: Tuesday 13th January 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 14th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ulceby Cross', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-CF8A27
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead and copper alloy steelyard weight. Cast biconical weight with a copper alloy loop protruding from either end - presumably a single strip bent at its ends. The lead is densely patinated, but the fresh condition of the loop is highly unusual and presumably arises from cleaning with chemical agents by the finder. Suggested date: Roman, 43-410. Height: 43.9mm, Diameter: 33.7mm, Weight: 116.46gms.
Created on: Wednesday 7th January 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 7th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Burwell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-6BE53E
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Badly abraded Roman lead biconical steelyard weight with the embedded remains of an iron suspension loop. Height 32.5mm. Diameter 40mm. Weight 186g. Mid 1st - 4th century. Field WYRD
Created on: Friday 2nd January 2015
Last updated: Friday 2nd January 2015
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Record ID: NMS-1BA13C
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman lead steelyard weight, biconical with an embedded iron suspension loop and nine iron nails or tacks driven into the base, most of which had been covered by a layer of pale grey clay, apparently fired in reduction to a low temperature. n.b. wherethis layer is present it underlies the heads of the nails. Height 36mm. Diameter 37mm. Weight 220g, very close to c.216g or 8 unciae (Roman ounces) or 2/3 of a librum (Roman pound). This may be a coincidence because "it was not necessary for a steelyard weight to represent an exact unit of weight" (Jackson, R. in Jackson and Potter 1996, 375).
Created on: Wednesday 17th December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 17th December 2014
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Record ID: KENT-AC2441
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead steelyard weight of uncertain date. The weight is bi-conical with traces of iron corrosion at the opposing points ndicating an iron core. The metal is a mid greyish-brown colour and is worn. The weight is 23.8mm long, 27.7mm in diameter and weighs 74.62 grams. Lead steelyard weights are difficult to date with any certainty and are known to have been in use from the Roman to post-medieval period. While the majority with iron cores seem to be dated to the Roman period, without a secure archaeological context it is not possible to definitively date such objects.
Created on: Friday 12th December 2014
Last updated: Friday 12th December 2014
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Record ID: DEV-884822
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman to Medieval cast lead alloy, or lead, perforated circular weight or spindle whorl, biconical with traces of a decorative pattern on both faces. On one face this is comprised of two concentric bands of raised dots (the ones in the outer band being larger than the ones oin the inner band) and on the other is a series of radiating lines.The weight has a circular perforation through the centre. In the "Finds Recording Guide", Geake (2001, p66) points out that: "The function of lead weights would have varied, from spindle-whorls to fishing weights to trade weights." She adds that s…
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 22nd May 2017
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Record ID: NMS-8506A3
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably Roman sub-biconical lead steelyard weight with embedded iron which protrudes at the apex. Diameter 39mm. Extant height (length) 40mm. Weight 207g. c.43 - c.409 AD.
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 10th December 2014
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Record ID: WILT-842DE1
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A lead steelyard weight of probable Roman date (c. AD 43 - 410). The weight is bi-conical in profile and circular in plan. It features a complete copper alloy rod with a rectangular cross section (3.05mm wide and 1.9mm thick) which protrudes from both ends in the form of two loops.the weight is 55.45mm in length, 24.85mm wide and weighs 76.27 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 10th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 12th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winterbourne Bassett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-1A0466
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast lead alloy weight dating from the Roman to the Post-Medieval period, (43-1700). The object is circular in plan and trapezoidal in cross-section. One face is stamped with the Roman numeral I, while the opposite face is undecorated. The object has a light white patina and weighs 26.8g. Lead weights are common throughout the Medieval and Post-Medieval period. Biggs, N. & Withers, P. (2000) note that weights of this type with numerals are consistent with the Roman weight-system as well as the averdepois system, thus they could equally be 16th century. Given the growing number of…
Created on: Friday 5th December 2014
Last updated: Friday 5th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tarvin', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-03C88C
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete lead steelyard weight of probable Roman date. It is missing the majority of the suspension loop due to old breaks, now worn. It is globular in form with a slightly flattened base. At the top are the remains of an iron suspension loop. This weight measures 24.20mm in length, 20.06mm in diameter, 44.55g in weight This is a steelyard weight of probable Roman date, although a later date cannot be ruled out entirely. There is a similar example from Colchester (Crummy, 1983, p. 101, no. 2510) and recorded on the PAS database (SF-F6878E).
Created on: Thursday 4th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 8th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Yaxley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-03468B
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete lead steelyard weight of probable Roman date. It is missing part of the suspension loop due to old breaks, now worn. It is biconical in form with a pointed base. The corroded remains of the iron suspension loop is visible at both top and bottom of the weight. This weight measures 57.67mm in length, 32.05mm in diameter, 130.84g in weight This is a steelyard weight of probable Roman date, although a later date cannot be ruled out entirely. There is a similar example from Colchester (Crummy, 1983, p. 101, no. 2510) and recorded on the PAS database (SF-62C5A7).
Created on: Thursday 4th December 2014
Last updated: Monday 8th December 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Yaxley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-C8F210
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably Roman sub-biconical lead steelyard weight with embedded iron which protrudes at both ends as a loop (one incomplete). Diameter 25mm. Height (length) 43.4mm. Height without loops 24mm. Weight 71.74g. c.43 - c.409 AD.
Created on: Monday 1st December 2014
Last updated: Monday 1st December 2014
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Record ID: NMS-C884BC
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman lead steelyard weight, bi-conical with corroded iron protruding from top. Height 27mm. Diam. 36mm. Weight 155.57g. AD 43-409.
Created on: Monday 1st December 2014
Last updated: Monday 1st December 2014
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Record ID: NLM-862C26
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead Steelyard Weight. Cast conical plano-convex weight, perhaps made in an open mould given shrinkage on its flat surface, with a central moulded longitudinal aperture of diameter c.3.5mm. This object class is conventionally assigned to the Roman period, though it may be noted that in this form it could also do service as a standing weight, and, were it used thus, the value might represent an averdepois pound of the late medieval or post-medieval periods. Correspondence with any particular metrical system is not, however, required of a steelyard poise. Patinated overall. Suggested da…
Created on: Friday 28th November 2014
Last updated: Friday 28th November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Laughton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-85E1B5
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Roman biconical lead steelyard weight with remains of an embedded iron suspension loop. Diameter 27mm. Height 26mm. Weight 63.26g. Mid 1st - 4th century.
Created on: Friday 28th November 2014
Last updated: Friday 28th November 2014
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Record ID: NLM-72E73C
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead possible Weight. Cast flat disc, roughly folded in half, and possibly bent after that, patinated overall. The mass may suggest this to represent one half of a Roman ounce or uncia (of 27.3gms). Suggested date: possibly Roman, 43-410. Diameter: c.35mm, Thickness: 1.6mm, Weight: 13.59gms.
Created on: Thursday 27th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 27th November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Southorpe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-5E028A
Object type: WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete lead and iron weight of possible Roman date.The lead weight is roughly hemispherical in shape. There is an iron loop at the apex of the curved side, through which an iron penannular loop remains. This has a gap with a lump of metal on either side, suggesting that it is part of the original design rather than a later break. It may be an unusually shaped steelyard weight or similar.
Created on: Wednesday 26th November 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 26th November 2014
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Record ID: NMS-45FC7A
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Probably Roman very small pear-shaped lead steelyard weight with remains of an embedded iron suspension loop. Height (excluding loop) 18.5mm. Diameter 15.5mm. Weight 22.05g. Mid 1st - 4th century.
Created on: Tuesday 25th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 25th November 2014
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Record ID: SF-B26F51
Object type: STEELYARD WEIGHT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead steelyard weight of probable Roman date. It is missing the suspension loop due to old breaks, now worn. It is circular and D-shaped in section with a flat bottom and rounded top face. In the centre of the top face is the remains of a separately cast iron suspension loop. This steelyard weight measures 46.79mm in diameter, 22.10mm in height, 218.32g in weight. There are similar examples recorded on the PAS database (LANCUM-02ADCC), (WILT-8442F7), (LVPL-D1FDDE).
Created on: Tuesday 18th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 18th November 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Birdbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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