The Lead Ingots from the Wreck of the Zuiddorp (1712), Western Australia: a report on their provenance and manufacture

Wendy Van Duivenvoorde, Jim Stedman, Kjell Billstrom, Zofia Stos-Gale, Michael McCarthy

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    Abstract

    The Dutch United East India Company ship Zuiddorp vanished on its way to Batavia in 1712 - its last port of call was the Cape of Good Hope. After its wreck was found on the Western Australian coast, archaeological investigations resulted in the retrieval of 21 lead ingots. Recent study of this artefact assemblage, comprising both great pigs and pieces, suggests that they were of north English origin. Historical records indicate that the Dutch procured large quantities of lead from English sources and maritime trade links between English and Dutch ports were well established at the beginning of the 18th century.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)150-166
    Number of pages17
    JournalInternational Journal of Nautical Archaeology
    Volume42
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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