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    lead weight for nets?

    I dug this lead weight up along the shore of Lake Erie. It was a few inches under rocks and shells, pretty close to the water. Based on its heavy weight yet relatively small size, I'm guessing it was used as a weight for a fishing net. The one side is flat and the other has a scalloped edge. There is a hole in the center with twine.

    Can anyone verify my guess as to what it is and maybe help me determine how to place a rough age on something like this?

    Thanks!
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    You might be able to get a close date by identifying the twine. If it is poly or nylon, it would be newer.
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    It looks like it could be a home-made anchor for a small boat, such as a canoe or pirogue.
    Im pretty sure some of the earliest boat anchors were sometimes made out of large rocks with a hole drilled through the center.
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    likely a homemade decoy weight for geese due to size.
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    Nov 2013
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    That makes a lot of sense! It certainly would be the right weight for that. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfoot1 View Post
    likely a homemade decoy weight for geese due to size.
    Or somebody mickey moused themselves a sounding line.
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