NLM-5D2A9D: Post-Medieval Line Weight

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Unique ID: NLM-5D2A9D

Object type certainty: Certain
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Lead and copper alloy weight. A tiny cast conical lead weight with a drawn copper alloy wire of diameter 1.7mm projecting from its flat end. Patinated. The wire is here taken as the relict stub of a loop, probably for attachment to a fishing line. The use of an inserted loop rather than a tied fastening or tying groove is unusual for this class of object and may point to a post-medieval date. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1650-1900

Length (weight only): 12.4mm, Diameter: 10.6mm, Weight: 6.14gms

Class: Line

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1650
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.4 mm
Weight: 6.14 g
Diameter: 10.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 6th November 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM41110

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Swinhope

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 9 days ago
Updated: 9 days ago

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