First find with AT Pro - need help identifying

YachtCaptain

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Jun 6, 2017
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Hello everyone, this is my first post. Recently bought a Garrett AT Pro to do some relic hunting. My first find was this strange piece. It's very heavy, probably lead and looks pretty old. I found it in the US Virgin Islands next to the ruins of an old stone wall. I was thinking it might be some kind of old fishing weight but it much too big to be a modern one. Any ideas? IMG_1210.JPG IMG_1205.JPG IMG_1206.JPG
 
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dirtlooter

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throw net weight
 

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crabstang44

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Hello everyone, this is my first post. Recently bought a Garrett AT Pro to do some relic hunting. My first find was this strange piece. It's very heavy, probably lead and looks pretty old. I found it in the US Virgin Islands next to the ruins of an old stone wall. I was thinking it might be some kind of old fishing weight but it much too big to be a modern one. Any ideas? View attachment 1464341 View attachment 1464342 View attachment 1464343

1700s weight to fishing net, found many at 1700 site near river
 

Scrappy

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Come on yacht captain! It's a net weight like Crabby said. I find lots of them on coastal sites. Often used on fish weirs.
 
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YachtCaptain

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Jun 6, 2017
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Very cool. I figured it was something like that. Thanks for the help and the welcome! Hopefully I'll be posting plenty more relics in the near future.
 

Obsessive

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Very Nice. And in the USVI none the less.. one of my favorite places to be.
 

Vdubguy

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Sweet! My wife and I used to live down there. Where abouts are you located in the USVI?
 
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YachtCaptain

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Sweet! My wife and I used to live down there. Where abouts are you located in the USVI?

We live on the boat but St. John is our home base.
 

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