Tiny harness pendant or......

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I found this small item earlier this week.
Context - off a large field that has returned a several hammered coins - Edward 1 - Elizabeth 1, a sparse selection of Roman and the odd Bronze Age item.
This was found at a depth of 10” on cultivated land. It’s copper alloy and the thin stem end is broken. The spoon end has a small dish on one side and there looks like it was once sharp.
On my other post, it’s suggested that it’s a small harness pendant.
I’ve tried to research this and think it ‘could’ actually be a small Roman scalpel. I’ve seen this photo online.
https://www.catawiki.com/l/7382987-roma ... aquette-15

What do you think? Pendant or Roman scalpel?
Thanks for looking.
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Not sure on Roman scalpel, could be ?
https://www.romanobritain.org/13_roman_ ... urgery.php
Don`t think it`s a harness pendant, especially if sharpened.
Hope it is Roman.
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It looks like there's a bit of gilding on it.
Same as this one.
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shaggybfc wrote: Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:09 pm I found this small item earlier this week.
Context - off a large field that has returned a several hammered coins - Edward 1 - Elizabeth 1, a sparse selection of Roman and the odd Bronze Age item.
This was found at a depth of 10” on cultivated land. It’s copper alloy and the thin stem end is broken. The spoon end has a small dish on one side and there looks like it was once sharp.
On my other post, it’s suggested that it’s a small harness pendant.
I’ve tried to research this and think it ‘could’ actually be a small Roman scalpel. I’ve seen this photo online.
https://www.catawiki.com/l/7382987-roma ... aquette-15

What do you think? Pendant or Roman scalpel?
Thanks for looking.
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Ah, now I can see the circular depression, I've seen these before, I've seen them identified as a different type of seed drill spoon, now I don't know if that's correct or not but I've certainly seen them identified as such .
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With gilding it must be the centre of a two part medieval harness pendant surely? Or even one that hung on it’s own. They didn’t gild seed spoons surely? :Thinking:

Some of these pendants had a long stem suspending it which would fit well. I don’t think of much Roman stuff being gilded so I’ve dismissed that but I haven’t studied Roman things much, no idea why :D
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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