Anglo-Saxon weight with Roman coin inset

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Object type: Weight
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Primary material: Lead
Date found: 19/04/2023
Location: Perton, Staffordshire


A lead weight dating to AD 800 – 1100 which has what appears to be a 3rd century nummi set within the upper face. It is known that Anglo-Scandinavian weights and gaming pieces were embedded with coins but these were usually stycas. It is a Find of Note of Regional Importance.