Lead head possibly roman??

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Out yesterday on a new permission. Can anyone help put an age to these lead items . The lad i detect with found 3 grots and 2 roman pins in the same field so could be roman .
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No idea on the age of that head Joe, but i almost see a Roman nose on the fella :thumbsup:

Nice array of diggable signals from your field though, nice one
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Ohh double musket ball thingy. Like those! Rarely seen so assuming a civil war site?

Love the lead head. It could be difficult to date I suspect but love it!
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Oxgirl wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:47 pm Ohh double musket ball thingy. Like those! Rarely seen so assuming a civil war site?

Love the lead head. It could be difficult to date I suspect but love it!
Double musket ball is that what it is . I've never heard of them . Cheers for the info . I thought it was a toggle.
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There`s a few Lead Heads around my way but they've still got their body attached and walking around :lol:
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Bors wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:56 pm There`s a few Lead Heads around my way but they've still got their body attached and walking around :lol:
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joemole wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:43 pm Double musket ball is that what it is . I've never heard of them . Cheers for the info . I thought it was a toggle.
Have a look here under dum-bell shot. They are sometimes referred to as bar-shot. I've got one in pristine condition (in some box somewhere) but you can only age them if found in context.

https://finds.org.uk/counties/findsreco ... -bell_shot

Just had a scan through the link and it appears not to include the Brown Bess musket of the Napoleonic wars (1803-1815). It's said that after the war many of the muskets were sold off and used by farmers etc. Still plenty of ball shot of various calibres around in the 1800's.
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DaveP wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:06 pm Have a look here under dum-bell shot. They are sometimes referred to as bar-shot. I've got one in pristine condition (in some box somewhere) but you can only age them if found in context.

https://finds.org.uk/counties/findsreco ... -bell_shot

Just had a scan through the link and it appears not to include the Brown Bess musket of the Napoleonic wars (1803-1815). It's said that after the war many of the muskets were sold off and used by farmers etc. Still plenty of ball shot of various calibres around in the 1800's.
Cheers DaveP . We learn something new every day. .
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Found it!
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The lead head looks a bit creepy. Nice buckles and livery button. :thumbsup:
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Easylife wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:59 pm The lead head looks a bit creepy. Nice buckles and livery button. :thumbsup:
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Cheers Easylie .yeh creepy alright i was expecting another musket ball till i rubed it and seen a face
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joemole wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:07 pm Cheers Easylie .yeh creepy alright i was expecting another musket ball till i rubed it and seen a face
Looks like it was originally a musket ball and some bored soldier fashioned a head. The neck looks the same width as the connecting bit on the dum dum jobby. 17 th century trench art.
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coal digger wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:41 pm Looks like it was originally a musket ball and some bored soldier fashioned a head. The neck looks the same width as the connecting bit on the dum dum jobby. 17 th century trench art.
Cheers coal digger. Thats what we originally thought until we noticed iron in the bottom of the neck .
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