Details for Lead

This material should be used if you are fairly certain that the object is fairly pure lead. It will be heavy. Be careful in handling lead and wash your hands well before touching food. But don't worry too much - blood tests on three long-serving FLOs have shown their lead levels to be no different from normal.

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British Museum URI: 11094

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Record: WREX-6BF18A
Object type: SPINDLE WHORL
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: Complete lead spindle whorl, dating from t…
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Record: NLM-544415
Object type: METAL WORKING DEBRIS
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: Lead possible metalworking debris. A small…
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Record: NLM-54390B
Object type: OFFCUT
Broadperiod: UNKNOWN
Description: Lead offcut. A small fragment of cast lead…
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Record: NLM-540326
Object type: SHOT
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: Lead shot. Cast ball with light nicks on i…
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