Apr 30 2016
Steelyard Weight. Cast conical weight with an apical iron suspension loop. The flat base would permit this to be used as a standing weight as well as with a beam balance. Various diagonal scars may be adventitious damage, but if so were incurred in antiquity as they, like the rest of the object, are patinated. Though the suspended form is often ascribed to the Roman period, a conical form is commonly ascribed to smaller medieval weights made for other purposes. Date: probably circa 11th – 14th century. Dimensions: height: 45,4 mm, diameter: 39,2 mm. Weight: 276,2 g. Found: Lancashire 2016.
Sources: Portable Antiquities Scheme