Three Copper Finds From Monday

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Hi folks, I'm hoping that someone may be able to shed some more light on these three copper finds (I think they're all copper) from Monday?

Cath has kindly already ID'd this item as a strap slider/fitting, but I'd love to get an idea of it's age, as I would with the other two if at all possible? I have been scouring the PAS website and I think I've found three close matches to these finds, but your opinions would be appreciated. I can add the PAS links later if that helps.

Strap Slider/Fitting
1" deep in very stoney ground at the top of a hill. 11/12 signal on the Nox.
Weight 2.35 g
Length 21.70 mm
Width 12.44 mm
Depth 9.55 mm

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Possible Pin?
3" deep in the same soil as above. 18 signal.
Weight 11.75 g
Width 14.48 mm
Max width of lower pin 7.4 mm

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Copper Finger(?) Ring
1" deep. 10/11 signal.
Weight 1.92 g
Diameter 21.70 mm
Thickness 2mm - varies slightly
Width 3.38 mm - varies slightly

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Thanks very much. :thumbsup:
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First one doesn't look like a slider but is a belt/strap mount. :thumbsup:
D2 - 13"x11" coil - audio only.
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Thanks Easylife, I think there's a bar like bit missing, which may have joined across the 2 spikes shown in the photo?
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Just an update, my FLO has got back to me and here are her thoughts.

The first object is a strap slide though whether it is Roman or later is tricky to tell. The staple to the reverse looks Roman but the shape of the front panel is more common in later periods, like these: Record ID: SWYOR-0B0DE0 - POST MEDIEVAL strap fitting (finds.org.uk). This is one which would benefit from being seen in person.


The second is a globular pin. These range from Roman to Early-Medieval in date though the lack of a collar on yours is suggestive of Roman.


The ring in your other e-mail is a very pesky object type. These turn up in great numbers across the country but we don’t know what they are. We suspect they are relatively modern and most probably agricultural in nature but they are so undiagnostic we can’t be certain.
Here are the links to similar looking objects on the PAS site that I'd saved.
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/123666
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... id/1023665
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/994446
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Lovely set of finds, Andy :thumbsup:

They just all happen to be of a type that are very difficult to pin down. Especially the, er, pin. :D Got a few of thems and love it when I see a collar as that points very firmly towards Saxon, but the rest?
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Thanks John. I was a bit disappointed with the verdict on the ring thingy, I really thought it had a look of having been worn by someone. :D
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Interesting set there sir :thumbsup:
I cant think of an agricultural use though for that ring type thing, any signs of wear at either side?
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Glad it was a strap slider :thumbsup: That ring looks very definitely a finger ring in my opinion. The harness/ curtain/ horse or button rings do not have that profile. Maybe when she sees it then the FLO may change her mind. Great finds :thumbsup:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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