Lead strainer from Roman site? ID if possible please.

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Lead strainer from Roman site? ID if possible please.

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Just wondered if anyone has ever seen one of these strainers before. Found on a predominantly Roman site with the Equinox 800 at about 6" deep. No other details, sorry. Just going through my tat for the FLO at the moment seeing as we have to stay indoors ::g
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I've seen all sorts of improvised 'flowers' for watering cans but they have all been relatively modern. If they did exist in Roman times I have no idea how you could tell a lead Roman one from a lead Victorian one. :D
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fred wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:41 pm
I've seen all sorts of improvised 'flowers' for watering cans but they have all been relatively modern. If they did exist in Roman times I have no idea how you could tell a lead Roman one from a lead Victorian one. :D
I have absolutely no idea of age on this one. But it did come from a field where archaeologists did a dig on a Roman Vicus in about 2014. Personally I don't think it is Roman but would appreciate input from someone in the know, as it were. ::g
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It's worth noting that most of whatever was hammered through the lead appears to have been round, although a few were square. Roman nails were almost universally square. :D

This is the nearest (and oldest) that I could find:

https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/991418
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Thanks for the link. I had looked on the PAS database and saw these strainers. Bit of doubt about age of them but most seem to be recorded as Medieval or post Medieval. Will leave it at that and give my FLO the details when I see him. ::g

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Looking at the slightly raised edges around some of the holes, just wondering if they were made using a heated pin or nail rather than being punched out...

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