Lead ingot

Historical Background

Ancient lead ingot found in Lillebonne in 1840, at the bottom of the Roman theatre's outer wall. Weight : 43,5 kg

Lead was extracted in great quantity in the Roman period, in Brittany mines, where an example of fistula lead can still be seen in Bath.


Elkington, David. “The mendip lead industry”. In The Roman West Country : Classical Culture and Celtic Society. 1976. p.188, 195, 234


  • Origin


  • Date details


  • Institution

Rouen – Musée Départemental des Antiquités

  • Original reference

Inv . 233(A)

  • Period


  • Thematic

Maritime and Trade Links


Rouen – Musée Départemental des Antiquités

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