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Man finds 2,000-year-old Roman lead ingot in Welsh field

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A Welsh man wielding a metal detector recently discovered a large Roman lead ingot inscribed with Latin writing, reports Dominic Robertson. The chunk of lead—found in a field in northern Wales—measures more than a foot and a half long and weighs almost 140 pounds.

After Rob Jones, the local man who unearthed the ingot, notified authorities of his find, officials from the Wrexham Museum and the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust worked to identify it.

The inscription appears to mention Marcus Trebellius Maximus, who governed Britannia on behalf of Roman Emperor Nero between 63 and 69 A.D, suggesting the lead specimen is nearly 2,000 years old, according to a statement.

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Jones’ discovery adds a tangible piece of evidence to the history of Roman mining in the region. Archaeologists have previously identified fewer than 100 ingots of the same type in Roman Britain.

The Romans prized both metals, using the former “extensively for ornamental purposes in decorative boxes, wine cups, and other household items,” explains Encyclopedia Britannica.

S: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/2000-year-old-hunk-roman-lead-found-wales-180975187/

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PartySick

Now see, if a man dressed like that found that much lead here in the States, he would have turned it into bullets :enigma:

Cool find though :flutter:

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7 minutes ago, PartySick said:

Now see, if a man dressed like that found that much lead here in the States, he would have turned it into bullets :enigma:

Cool find though :flutter:

You dress like that man

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1 minute ago, FATCAT said:

You dress like that man

Please :excuseu: camo is gaudy and everyone who wears it here tops it off with a red hat :toofunny:

KGB was stalkin' me, take my name but just let me be 🌧
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Jones is such a common Welsh last name omg :ladyhaha:

the scars on my mind are on replay
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Me after I found out that I was the only one to get Gaga’s full signature on my Chromatica copy:

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Tragic!
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PunkTheFunk

I think it says "If found please return to Cher"

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1 hour ago, Kimmo said:

Me after I found out that I was the only one to get Gaga’s full signature on my Chromatica copy:

 

Unrelated but what's your full address and when will you be away from your house and for how long? :huntyga:

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2 hours ago, PartySick said:

Unrelated but what's your full address and when will you be away from your house and for how long? :huntyga:

What are you sending me? :huntyga:

Tragic!

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3 hours ago, PartySick said:

Please :excuseu: camo is gaudy and everyone who wears it here tops it off with a red hat :toofunny:

Is that how we dress in Florida? :excuseu:

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1 minute ago, Twitter said:

Is that how we dress in Florida? :excuseu:

"We"? :gum:

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23 minutes ago, Kimmo said:

What are you sending me? :huntyga:

A diamond Warning Point button

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2 minutes ago, PartySick said:

"We"? :gum:

We ... Americans. :billie: 

Fashion taste is off compared to NYC. 

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3 hours ago, Kimmo said:

Me after I found out that I was the only one to get Gaga’s full signature on my Chromatica copy:

2-C1-B8-AED-916-D-4071-B32-E-757-D4-ECFE

Is that Post Malone? :enigma: 

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3 minutes ago, Twitter said:

We ... Americans. :billie: 

Fashion taste is off compared to NYC. 

Floridians :gayhat: NYCians have better taste :dynamite: I mean :neyde:

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