Spike for ID please

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This little spiked object came out of the mud on Friday . I thought it was part of a nail so popped it in the scrap bag and it was only when cleaning the mud away it revealed itself to possibly being a little more interesting than the usual nails etc .
62 mm long and 4mm diameter at its widest end .Possibly copper
Any help on ID please before its relegated to the scrap box . :thumbsup:
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*Puts his hand up*

Isnt that a stylus?
Possibly a Roman stylus?

I think i'll wait for the experts to come along though
Nice find though Kenleyboy :thumbsup:
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Blackadder43 wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:57 pm *Puts his hand up*

Isnt that a stylus?
Possibly a Roman stylus?

I think i'll wait for the experts to come along though
Nice find though Kenleyboy :thumbsup:
I did think on similar lines but not wanting to get my hopes up . Always check your scrap bag :thumbsup:
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Looks interesting, Paul.
Does not look like scrap and inclined to go with Bruce, on the Id.
Worth sending details to your FLO.
Nearest match i could find,
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/945143
Not as good as your example, measurements similar..
Intriguing find. :thumbsup:
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Looks like bronze :Thinking: . Certainly could be a stylus. Is there a break on the blunt end?
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:18 pm Looks like bronze :Thinking: . Certainly could be a stylus. Is there a break on the blunt end?
Yes there is a break on the blunt end by looks of things :thumbsup:
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Dave The Slave wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:00 pm Looks interesting, Paul.
Does not look like scrap and inclined to go with Bruce, on the Id.
Worth sending details to your FLO.
Nearest match i could find,
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/945143
Not as good as your example, measurements similar..
Intriguing find. :thumbsup:
Dave.
Thanks for the link Dave , appreciated :thumbsup:
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Well spotted Paul.
Was going to jump in with a pos. ID till I got the measuring tape out. Good job I read the previous posts first. :oops:
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Nice find, and well spotted :thumbsup:

It could very well be a stylus, though in the absence of decorative detail dating them is difficult. And I wouldn't rule out its being a pin either.
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figgis wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:50 pm Nice find, and well spotted :thumbsup:

It could very well be a stylus, though in the absence of decorative detail dating them is difficult. And I wouldn't rule out its being a pin either.
On closer inspection there does look to be a feint pair of lines going around the tip end . :thumbsup:
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Is the pointy end round?
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Easylife wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:03 pm Is the pointy end round?
More like the tip of a nail
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Kenleyboy wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:06 pm More like the tip of a nail.
A four sided point? If so then not a stylus.
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Easylife wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:42 pm A four sided point? If so then not a stylus.
no not four sided
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Easylife wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:42 pm A four sided point? If so then not a stylus.
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