Today's Mystery Object: Some Sort Of Mount???

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Pete E
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Had a good session on a field that is normally very quiet..

Today however, it produced a semi legible Irish George II dated 1744, several tombac buttons, four modernish buckles, a modernism thimble, and our mystery item below. It rang up as a 31/32 on Field 1 with a cracking signal..I initially thought it was going to be another decent size buckle and have been left stretching my head as to what it is and how old it might be..

It is cast and feels quite weighty, measuring 5 1\2" by 1 1\2" and is a brass or bronze type alloy..The fixings on the rear have the remains of ferrous metal in them..

I assume it's some sort of harness related item from the late 1800's but that is just a guess, but if anyone has any other suggestions it would be most appreciated,
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Pete E wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 8:29 pm I assume it's some sort of harness related item from the late 1800's but that is just a guess.
You guessed well Pete, it's called a hame plate. :thumbsup:
https://www.google.com/search?q=harness ... afe=strict
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Thanks Easylife, that's very much appreciated! I had never heard of "Hames" so that's quite interesting..
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