Dagger chape or strap end ?

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Went out yesterday to a local permission, but because of lambing the in- bye fields around the steading were a no go.
So forced to go to some out -bye fields which are rough pasture and out on the hill.
I went to a field I hadn't done before , but because of the frosty nights and mornings we have experienced over the last couple of weeks the grass has been checked and held back and as such barely a bite for the stock but good for detecting.
So with the frost being thawed by the sun now breaking through I set about my business.
No sooner through the gate and my first target turned out to be spindle whorl, which I always think is a good sign of what might be here.
Next target was a small leather mount with two fixing lugs on the reverse, followed by a Victoria penny and a George 3rd penny (4th issue) both pretty slick.

After a quiet spell a target came up that I think could be a dagger chape or a strap end, but never having found either before I was not sure , so took photos and grid reference just in case.
There is evidence of two fixing point for whatever inserted into the open end, and faint evidence of simple decoration in the form of a line top and bottom.
Had a quick look on the PAS but can't find any direct parallels so I'm hoping one of you guys can shed light on it.

The afternoon then finished off with a Victoria sixpence 1873 and a George 3rd sixpence 1816 one signal after the other, thought I was on for a hat trick of silvers but the next target was a lead toy horse.

So all in all, forced into a field that I would of kept skipping in preference to others ,I had a most enjoyable day, and for me quite productive.

Any help with ID on the chape / strap end much appreciated,
Cheers,
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Well done, it's just too easy to dismiss ground without giving it a proper chance.
It's a box type strap end. :thumbsup:
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... id/1015136
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Thanks Easylife, that's great.
Yes, you're right it is too easy to dismiss fields for those we perceive to be better, sometimes our hand needs to be forced to prove it to us though.
Thanks again for ID.
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Its funny how we all dismiss fields sometimes because of lean pickings, but the reality is we are looking for items that have been mainly lost or dropped, and that 1 Gold coin or piece of ancient jewelery could be waiting in the field we dismissed :shock:
I try not to think like that and just enjoy the wandering, fresh air and nature alive around me
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If you took away all of the modern losses and trash then you would likely just be left with a field of several much older targets that showed themselves quite infrequently. But which scenario is really better? :Thinking:
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