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This artefact was found buried within a clay post-pad in Trench 4 at Hemingbrough. Fragments of several more were discovered in the round-house ring-ditches in both Trench 4 and Trench 5, including one more complete one (broken into three pieces).
What is it? We think it’s a loom weight, used on a warp-weighted loom. There’s quite a lot of evidence for very large looms, in the Iron Age, that would have used a number of weights this size.
This weight had clearly been intentionally placed in the post-pad, probably during the construction of the round-house discovered in that Trench 4. Why was it placed there? We can really only guess: perhaps it had some significant meaning for the building. Feel free to share your ideas on what it might mean!