NLM-F6A0B6: Post-Medieval Line Weight

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Unique ID: NLM-F6A0B6

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Lead weight. Cast barrel-shaped line weight with a tightly butted seam showing it has been clenched tightly around a fishing line, and was probably deposited along with it still in place. The medial hole is now of diameter 2.5mm. Patinated, and flattened on one side. Weights made of rolled lead sheet, either clenched or rolled for attachment to the edge of a net, come from Middle Saxon contexts at Flixborough, while comparable sinkers were recovered from a late medieval boat near Blackfriars Bridge, London. The more solid form of this example relates it to the forms of later and recent fishing weights; it weighs about one averdepois ounce. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1800

Length: 22.1mm, Diameter: 15.7mm, Weight: 28.12gms

Class: Line

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.1 mm
Weight: 28.12 g
Diameter: 15.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 12th November 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM41046

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: High Burnham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 14 days ago
Updated: 11 days ago

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