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Fishing net weight
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Fishing net weight

Spherical fishing net weight with central hole and two sets of three incised parallel lines. Dense pale wood but darker inside and round edges of central hole, probably from contact with rope. Described on old database as a counterweight from a stable bridle.
Picture added on 24 April 2008
Comments:
This is a parley or parrel ball,a string of which around the mast held the yard at the top of the lugsail close to the mast,sometimes used between the gaff jaws on a yard or boom ~ Many thanks for clarification of this object ~ Administrator
Added by Bob Clunas on 25 October 2016
It's made from Lignum Vitae; the colour variation is the difference between heartwood and sapwood - Thank you for your comment - Administrator
Added by Paul Womack on 19 January 2020
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