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TimChilli

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Steelyard weight - age?
« on: May 11, 2019, 09:59:12 PM »
Found this today on a field where I’ve dug items from all eras (Roman, medieval, modern).

To me it looks like a bronze steelyard weight, but I’ve no idea how old it is. Can anyone help put an age on this?

Also, does the find indicate that trading took place on this field?


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Re: Steelyard weight - age?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 10:24:23 AM »
Plumb bob?

TimChilli

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Re: Steelyard weight - age?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 05:00:23 PM »
Plumb bob?
Quite possibly.

Any idea how to put an age on this?

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Re: Steelyard weight - age?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 07:56:50 PM »
Poss part of a handle ?
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