A couple items for ID please...

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I went out for a couple of hours yesterday afternoon to a part of a farm that's thrown up a fair few Victorian coins, including a couple of silver's, a few miners tokens of the same period, but also a couple of Hammereds, plus of course the usual modern rubbish, including moo tubes in their dozens..There is known Roman and BA sites about a mile away, so I am hoping something really old will turn up, but no luck so far..

Nothing really interesting came up this time except perhaps these three partifacts, which I wanted to check before they are scrapped..

The item in the right is part of a buckle frame but to me seems to have some age to it? At least it looks older than the usual horse tack I find on this field...

The mushroom shaped item in the middle has me stumped..The head is lead, but the bit sticking out is ferrous...I did wonder if it was some sort of bar shot?

The first item on the left is a bit of bronze, and I think has some age, possibly post medieval??? Given there is no design or anything on it, I am guessing it's not identifiable?

Any and all opinions are most welcomed..
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The piece on the left, Pete - is it wedge-shaped in section by any chance?
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figgis wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:57 pm The piece on the left, Pete - is it wedge-shaped in section by any chance?
No it's flat, mate...
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Ok. Looking at the base of it, It appears as though it had a hole in it when it was complete. The patina and general appearance certainly indicates age :thumbsup:
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figgis wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:10 pm Ok. Looking at the base of it, It appears as though it had a hole in it when it was complete. The patina and general appearance certainly indicates age :thumbsup:
I don't think I have had any truly old artifacts from this field, but it does taunt me with the odd partifact from time to time! The promise of what might be!!!

Guess it's a case of keep cycling through the moo tubes until something decent comes up! :thumbsup:
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I wonder if the first has a hole through it lengh ways? The lead might be as a counter balance on the bar. That's a decent sized buckle. :thumbsup:
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Easylife wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:56 pm I wonder if the first has a hole through it lengh ways? The lead might be as a counter balance on the bar. That's a decent sized buckle. :thumbsup:
The first item is a fairly uniform thickness of about 3mm with no sign of a hole length ways through it...As figgis says, it does look as if it had a hole through at one end, and has broken it that point...
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