Steelyard Weight - Roman or not?

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Found this on Thursday. Had a bit of a lead day with a basic loom weight, a few lead shot and lots of unidentifiable lead bits.

Anyway this lead steelyard weight has a shape which is usually attributed to the Roman period. I don’t think this one is, almost everything here is medieval to 17th century and it doesn’t feel Roman. Any thoughts on age? Lead with iron wire through the centre. It weights 128.5g.
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Can't help with the weight I'm afraid but the Deus loves lead and the smaller the better...
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HolzHammer wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:06 pm Can't help with the weight I'm afraid but the Deus loves lead and the smaller the better...
I know :lol: Somedays it doesn’t seem to go for lead and others it finds nothing but lead! :pulling hair out:
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It could be a plumbob?
If you're not finding other Roman items there then I'd go with the period of what is there. Dating lead weights is usually speculation, though sometimes the actual weight can help to define the system used at the time. Though crude homemade and worn ones do not help at all.
That's just reminded me I need to empty my finds bag from last time out as there is a lead weight in there too. Oh, and I need to clean off my waterproofs as I look like a mud man in them! :thumbsup:
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Yep. Roman steelyard weight. :thumbsup:

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Oooh Caths "On the Roman" :lol:
I hate that saying though...

Nice find as it might give a bit more age to that field for you :thumbsup:
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Sorry to say it but yes, that's classic Roman :lol:

Well done :thumbsup:
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Nice pictures of your steelyard weight. Here are a couple of photos of one I found last year. My FLO says it is probably Roman but I haven’t been able to get it to him due to the current restrictions
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Gawd I try and avoid Roman areas. Hoping this is a one off :lol:

Thanks everyone :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:19 am Gawd I try and avoid Roman areas. Hoping this is a one off :lol:
Though clearly Roman there's just no telling when it was lost. Maybe it was also used and lost in Medieval times? If not then fill ya boots with grots Cath! :lol:
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Nicely found, you will soon start loving all things Roman, even coins :lol: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Easylife wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:18 pm Though clearly Roman there's just no telling when it was lost. Maybe it was also used and lost in Medieval times? If not then fill ya boots with grots Cath! :lol:
I’m excited beyond life itself :roll:
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