Lead pig ingot

Description
The Romans took control of lead mining on the Mendip Hills shortly after the conquest in AD 43. Once smelted, the lead was cast into rectangular blocks, now known as pigs, ready to be transported.The stamp IMP VESPASIAN AVG on this lead pig shows that it was made during the reign of the emperor Vespasian (AD 69-79).
Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : 144/1992
Simple Name
ingot
Collector / Excavator
D Clothier
Collection Country
England
Common Name
lead pig ingot
Production Country
England
Material
metal, lead
Period Classification
Roman (AD 43-410)
Collection Class
Roman
Collection Contintent
Europe
Production County
Somerset
Production Continent
Europe
Production Date
69-79
Collection Parish
Chewton Mendip
Collection Town
Chewton Mendip
Collection County
Somerset
Collection Site Name
Green Ore and Rookery Farm
Inscription / Transcription
top: IMP VESPASIAN AVG; side: BRIT EX ARG VEB; side: TI CL TRIB; end: (L)RAD
On Display
Museum of Somerset
Created At
2016-05-07 16:52:25
Updated At
2016-05-07 16:52:25

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