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Loom or fishing weight
Soapstone loom or fishing weight. Concentric circular markings on one side. Good quality soapstone. Tool marks on other side. Fishing weight with markings from the Norse era
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Norse
11.5cm long x 6cm wide at bottom and 4cm wide at top x 2.5cm deep at bottom and 1.5cm deep at top
The concentric circular markings could be later than the original use. The weight was found at Gord, Fetlar, when the owner of the house was digging his garden. It is thought the site is a Norse house, and contains good quality artefacts.

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