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Newbie back with another unknown! I would appreciate any help with an id and possible date. I have tried searching PAS, but tricky with no starting ref!
I think this may be made of pewter, and weighs 24g.
The decoration reminds me of snake skin and appropriately was found on a field called Crawling Worm!
I believe both ends show a break, so I was led to think it may be part of a handle...
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Thanking you for the hoped for patience..!
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Are you sure it’s pewter?

If it’s copper/ copper alloy it could be part of a snake bracelet :Thinking:

I’m rubbish at stuff like this but I bet someone more knowledgeable comes along soon enough :D
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Oxgirl wrote: Mon May 31, 2021 11:02 pm Are you sure it’s pewter?

If it’s copper/ copper alloy it could be part of a snake bracelet :Thinking:

I’m rubbish at stuff like this but I bet someone more knowledgeable comes along soon enough :D
Thanks for the reply!
The colour in the photo's is slightly misleading - it's a light grey/silver colour which is why I thought pewter.
I will go and look for snake bracelets!
Thanks again Oxgirl :P It seems that atm most of what I dig is a complete mystery to me! It's a whole new world down there :D
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I’m an idiot! 🤦🏼‍♀️More likely to be a snake buckle like this one https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/999011
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Oxgirl wrote: Mon May 31, 2021 11:56 pm I’m an idiot! 🤦🏼‍♀️More likely to be a snake buckle like this one https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/999011
It's about 8mm thick and round in profile, and the bend appears not to be acute enough I wonder?? Oh gosh...I attach another pic to show one of the broken ends . I need to learn how to give better descriptions me thinks! Sorry for not putting that on the original post..
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8mm thick :shock: ?
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Oxgirl wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:25 am 8mm thick :shock: ?
7 -8 mm (only got a ruler :lol: )
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It looks too well defined to be lead/alloy though not a bendy metal to break like that. Too small for a snake buckle though about right diameter for a bracelet, 8mm is good too. Not a Swan or snake but it does have a beak so some type of bird. A nice find. :thumbsup:
A pic in natural daylight may show it best?
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brambleton wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:11 am It's about 8mm thick and round in profile, and the bend appears not to be acute enough I wonder?? Oh gosh...I attach another pic to show one of the broken ends . I need to learn how to give better descriptions me thinks! Sorry for not putting that on the original post..
Just a tip: include a photo of the object against a scale of some sort (a ruler is fine) and then people can get a better idea of the size/proportions...Edited to add, I missed the very first pic with the scale...I am sure it didn't appear before? lol. So ignore that part of the post ☺️

As to the object, I have no idea myself, but the possiblity of a bracelet is very interesting....
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Easylife wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:40 am It looks too well defined to be lead/alloy though not a bendy metal to break like that. Too small for a snake buckle though about right diameter for a bracelet, 8mm is good too. Not a Swan or snake but it does have a beak so some type of bird. A nice find. :thumbsup:
A pic in natural daylight may show it best?
If it is a bracelet, what sort of age are you talking about?
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Easylife wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:40 am It looks too well defined to be lead/alloy though not a bendy metal to break like that. Too small for a snake buckle though about right diameter for a bracelet, 8mm is good too. Not a Swan or snake but it does have a beak so some type of bird. A nice find. :thumbsup:
A pic in natural daylight may show it best?
A pic in daylight along side lead, bronze and pewter. I'm still not sure what it's made of; it looks like lead but feels much harder
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Could be broken half of a bulls nose ring. Fairly regular find and have been used for a very long time.
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Ladybird66 wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:17 pm Could be broken half of a bulls nose ring. Fairly regular find and have been used for a very long time.
That's an interesting thought - thanks.
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