This fragile item was discovered in 4 pieces in Trench 6 at the beginning of the season in 2008. It is made from fired clay and is almost certainly a loom weight and was therefore used in textile processing.
You might have noticed that our loom weight appears to have an impressed circular stamp in the middle of one side. Unfortunately, due to its fragility the stamp mark has become too indistinct to identify any possible design.
The image here shows how loom weights were utilised, just as the name suggests.