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Domed Lead Ingot, Whithorn

Description:

A small plano-convex lead ingot, or waster, of lead. From its shape it appears to have been melted in a shallow bowl or container, probably of clay. after partial cooling it was lifted out by a pair of tongs, which have left a circular impression on one edge. Being not fully cooled, the molten centre has slopped outward, moving in the opposite direction from the tong marks.

Accession number:
LD10.8 + LD89.4753
Digital Number:
WTAH115


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