The HUGE Lead Bucket Recovery! Medieval?

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DaveP
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Pete E wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:46 pm Interesting find...I wonder why it's not gone white? I have found a few lead bag seals that I can positively date to post 1854, and they are bone white...
Depends on ground conditions and depth. The white is either lead oxide or lead carbonate which will form under acidic conditions and exposure to CO2. It's the same effect with other coins - in some places they last well whereas in others they disappear.

The white patina isn't going to do you a great deal of harm but it's best to be cautious and wash your hands before eating, don't bite your nails or pick your nose :thumbsup:
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DaveP wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:10 pm wash your hands before eating, don't bite your nails or pick your nose :thumbsup:
You sound just like my other half! :lol: :lol:
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Why would someone go to the trouble of burying an empty lead bucket?? Unless it had food offerings or something that has rotted away??
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Pete E wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:36 pm You sound just like my other half! :lol: :lol:
I was going to say that reminds me of my my "Mum" nagging me .........but later forgot to . :lol:
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