Record Details

NHER Number:4406
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman steelyard


Sometime before 1908 a Roman steelyard made from copper alloy was recovered from Wereham. The steelyard had two hooks, with the larger one made from iron bearing the maker's stamp (Aduatucus). The exact location and circumstances of its discovery is not known.

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Full description

Before 1908.
Bronze steelyard 18.1cm (7.13in) long with two hooks, larger one of iron bearing maker's stamp ADATVVCVS = Aduatucus from tribal name. See for comparison (S1) and (S2).
Held by Beloe Collection, see (S3).
Photograph (S4) in file.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • STEELYARD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Wereham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: Holdor. Altzeit Sprach Schatz.
<S2>Publication: Norwich Castle Museum. Catalogue of Antiquities in Norwich Castle Museum. No 446, 2.
<S3>Article in Serial: 1952. [unknown]. Journal of Roman Studies. Vol XLII, p 105.
<S4>Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.

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