Lead Artefact

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Iffy Signals
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Hi,

I recently found an unusual lead artefact (pictures enclosed) and would be grateful for the help of Hub members in identifying it, please.
Many thanks,
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Early post medieval trade weight.
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No way that was an "Iffy Signal "
Great find. :clapping:
Different to the usual shapes.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Great find :Star:
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Nice. :thumbsup:
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Many thanks to Allectus for the identification of my lead artefact. :thumbsup:
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Nice find Iffy , I like that. :thumbsup:
Well found and well saved.
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Thanks for all the comments, which is appreciated. I do have a supplementary question I would like to ask of the forum. What if anything
should I do to preserve this Trade Weight?
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Iffy Signals wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:28 pm Thanks for all the comments, which is appreciated. I do have a supplementary question I would like to ask of the forum. What if anything
should I do to preserve this Trade Weight?
Lead is pretty bomb proof so you don’t need to do anything that special. Just store it somewhere it won’t get scratched and knocked and apart from that don’t worry too much. Wrap in a padded material, put in a perforated plastic bag and then store in a plastic container in dry conditions, with silica gel packs if you have any.

According to the Portable Antiquities Scheme…
Organic packing and boxes such as wood, cardboard, or newspaper can cause corrosion, especially for lead finds, and should be avoided.
A full guide on conservation and storage for all types of finds can be found here
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Many thanks Oxgirl for the preservation advice and link to the PAS site. :thumbsup:
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