Roman steelyard weight or Victorian figurine

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Object type: Steelyard weight
Period: Roman
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 01/08/2022
Location: Preston, east Yorkshire


One of the those finds which is difficult to pin down particularly as no direct parallel has been found. The PAS record says a possibility is a steelyard weight, as the use of faces was not uncommon, although it notes the lack of suspension loop. It could be from much later, perhaps Victorian.