A Lead item, perhaps a weight?

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At least I've managed to get out detecting again, it's been a while, what with silly season at work.

I found a few bits and pieces today, alothough nothing that special. This Lead item has me a little puzzled, is it a weight of some sorts, perhaps something else?

It weighs 177.35 grams, 6.256 ounces. It was found in Ridge and Furrow.

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Well it's kind of weight shaped. No suspension loop so perhaps a standing weight? Nice n' big. :thumbsup:
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It looks like it was made and unused, perhaps for hammering into something? :Thinking:
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Thanks Easylife. I can imagine someone sharpening a stick and pushing it into the ground to make a mould, then pouring in the lead. :Thinking:
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At a stretch, home made pyramid lead where the wire has pulled out - wouldn't be first time I've seen that happen.
The dip in the base looks to go a way in? - if just poured with nothing there I would have expected a smooth dip.
Very crude / rough casting surface.
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Cheers Dave. Would the wire have been attatched to the base?
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Yes and no. You can get them as a loop at the pointy end or a loop or single wire terminated in a ring from the base. If it is a home made lead any design is possible.
On the boat we charter there’s always a selection of leads with no loops left. Yours certainly wasn’t cast in a normal lead mold.
Put “pyramid lead” into Google images.
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Could it be a plumb bob?

Lead is an interesting metal really, isn’t it? Used for an infuriatingly large number of uses. I guess many lead items will never be identified fully :(
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Oxgirl wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:18 pm Could it be a plumb bob?
No, they're round and purple and I think his name's Andy :D
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DaveP wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:42 pm No, they're round and purple and I think his name's Andy :D
:lol: :clapping:
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