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    Huge 2,000 year old lead ingot found in Wales

    Huge Roman lead ingot found by a guy detecting in Wales.

    https://apple.news/AO7bXfP1TTkmoyTDQn9bqmw
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    Unfortunately the Romans used lead for their plumbing systems. Drinking water and lead was not a good combination !

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    so cool that it has writing on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samanthy View Post
    Unfortunately the Romans used lead for their plumbing systems. Drinking water and lead was not a good combination !
    We used lead in our plumbing for years also and most pre-1970 or so homes here with copper pipes all have lead solder joints.
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    The guy is probably half deaf after swinging over that huge chunk of lead. Awesome find.
    Last edited by Dzrt1st; Jun 26, 2020 at 05:52 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsil View Post
    We used lead in our plumbing for years also and most pre-1970 or so homes here with copper pipes all have lead solder joints.
    I had to show just how much I agreed with your post. I spent almost 50 years in the plumbing and mechanical piping industries - of course then I retired. Still walking this Earth, but most of my "old" friends are gone. Certainly couldn't have had such an issue with plumbing and mechanical systems could it = all that lead and all those toxins "we" absorbed?

    Really, we as workers didn't know about that for "GENERATIONS". Payed far better bucks than working in the cotton mills for little over minimum wage.

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    What a awesome find!
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    Quite some find. Although a small part if the inscription is missing at the beginning, it can easily be interpolated from what can be seen on the intact portion. In full it reads:

    CAES ^ AVG ^ BR͡IT ^ X ṂAGVL ^ F̣VSVM ^ OP I͡N ^ P͡ROV ^ T͡R͡EB͡E͡L ^ MAXIMO ^ LEG ^ AVG.

    The archaeologists interpreted this as:

    [Neronis] Caes(aris) Aug(usti) (plumbum) Brit(annicum) (e)x Magul(…) fusum op(eribus) in prov(incia) Trebel(lio) Maximo leg(ato) Aug(usti)

    And translated it as:

    (Property) of Nero Caesar Augustus, British (lead) from Magul(…), smelted at the works in the province when Trebellius Maximus was imperial legate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red-Coat View Post
    Quite some find. Although a small part if the inscription is missing at the beginning, it can easily be interpolated from what can be seen on the intact portion. In full it reads:

    CAES ^ AVG ^ BR͡IT ^ X ṂAGVL ^ F̣VSVM ^ OP I͡N ^ P͡ROV ^ T͡R͡EB͡E͡L ^ MAXIMO ^ LEG ^ AVG.

    The archaeologists interpreted this as:

    [Neronis] Caes(aris) Aug(usti) (plumbum) Brit(annicum) (e)x Magul(…) fusum op(eribus) in prov(incia) Trebel(lio) Maximo leg(ato) Aug(usti)

    And translated it as:

    (Property) of Nero Caesar Augustus, British (lead) from Magul(…), smelted at the works in the province when Trebellius Maximus was imperial legate.
    Red-Coat, you need to come to the US and get on the Jeopardy game show. I think you would do well. Gary
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    Very interesting!

 

 

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