Anglo-Saxon Net Sinker

Photo: North Lincolnshire Museum CC By SA2.0
Object type: Net Sinker
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Primary material: Lead
Date found: 23/08/2021
Location: Stamford Bridge, East Yorkshire


It is suggested that this is a net sinker dating to AD 750 -850. It’s a small tube made by the clenching of a thin fragment of cast lead sheet around a former, possibly the edge of a net.