LEAD WEIGHTS. THE DAVID ROGERS COLLECTION
LEAD WEIGHTS. THE DAVID ROGERS COLLECTION BY N. BIGGS AND P. WITHERS
The David Rogers collection. 2000. 72 pages, illustrations throughout. Card covers.Lead weights have been widely used in Britain for about 2000 years, but very little has been written about them. This collection, formed by the late David Rogers, is by far the largest and most important collection yet published. Nearly 300 items are arranged, described and illustrated. Among the highlights are: 13 rare pre-Conquest weights with embedded coins, metalwork and amber. 54 shield-shaped weights. 22 early coin and bullion weights. 12 weights stamped by the Plumbers Company of London. 34 weights of the Norwich series. The introduction to the catalogue provides the background to the use of lead weights, together with a metrological summary. Each section has an introduction summarising the known facts and giving appropriate references.