Archive for June, 2009

Roman Steelyard Chain & Hook

Discovered in June 2004 from a watching-brief at Hartcliffe School, Bristol, the iron chain and attached lead and copper alloy weight probably came from a Roman Steelyard—a form of weighing scale.

Medieval Gold Ring

Retrieved from excavations within the Old Council House in Corn Street, central Bristol, this single gold ring was found within a destruction layer dating to the late medieval period.

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