Leather mount ???

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Had a look out on a local permission on Tuesday, a bright clear day on hill pasture where the curlews were burbling as they hung and glided overhead looking for nesting sites , I love this time of year, great time to be on the hill.

Before consigning this find to the scrap bucket, I thought I would run it past you guys and girls.
I can't make my mind up if its modern junk or something more interesting.
it has a feel of something with a bit of age to it.
It is copper alloy, 64mm. Long and 33 mm wide.
It has three prongs on the reverse and two rectangular shaped hoop also on the reverse.
The face side has one mushroom shaped stud at the top (or bottom) which looks as though it could secure a strap with a slit fixing rather like a Barbour fishing bag .
Its starting to sound complicated so I'll put it out there and hope one of you guys have seen something similar.

Sorry for the iffy photos, I've done my best to portray it.

It has me foxed, so any help would be gratefully recieved,
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I don`t think for one minute it should be thrown it in a scrap container. It`s certainly not scrap.
I`m not sure if its a leather decoration or even a Wood decoration but its a very nice artifact whatever it is.Well worth keeping anyway.A very nice little find whatever it is :thumbsup:The round bit sticking out looks like its for hanging something on it when mounted.
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Iron Age strap fitting. :thumbsup:
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Bors wrote: Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:24 pm I don`t think for one minute it should be thrown it in a scrap container. It`s certainly not scrap.
I`m not sure if its a leather decoration or even a Wood decoration but its a very nice artifact whatever it is.Well worth keeping anyway.A very nice little find whatever it is :thumbsup:The round bit sticking out looks like its for hanging something on it when mounted.
Thanks Bors,
Looks like you are right not to junk it having just read the ID from Allectus.
Never dreamt it could be Iron Age. :thumbsup:
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Allectus wrote: Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:52 pm Iron Age strap fitting. :thumbsup:
Thanks Allectus, that's made my day, never dreamt it could be Iron Age.
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Any other Celtic/early Roman bits from that area?

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Or chariot mount/fitting? :thumbsup:
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Allectus wrote: Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:11 pm Any other Celtic/early Roman bits from that area?

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Yes,mainly Roman.
The field is on the line of Dere Street in Northumberland, just across the river from the fort of Habitancum.
Thanks again.
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Allectus wrote: Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:21 pm Oi Oi! Check this out! ........https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-55951598 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Thanks for that Allectus , how do you do that ?
That's not just made my day that's made my year so far. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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What a great find.
Bet you`re glad you checked for an ID.
Superb ID from Allectus, has an encyclopaedic memory to complement, that knowledge.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Dave The Slave wrote: Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:00 pm What a great find.
Bet you`re glad you checked for an ID.
Superb ID from Allectus, has an encyclopaedic memory to complement, that knowledge.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Thanks Dave,
Too right I'm glad I put it up fr ID.
I'm chuffed to bits.
Cheers,
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What an awesome find. :thumbsup:
Well that's going to add to the mystery being found such a way from the others.
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Thats a wonderfull find Reiver, very special mate :thumbsup: Ive had some iron age fittings before but nothing like that, very very good indeed :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Easylife wrote: Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:37 pm What an awesome find. :thumbsup:
Well that's going to add to the mystery being found such a way from the others.
Thanks Easylife,
Yes , I think you could be right, one for the FLO.Ithink. :thumbsup:
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