Silver chain for I.D.

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Found this yesterday on a group dig in beautiful county durham . Its 3cm long . I have no idea of its age or purpose but i like .
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Looks like part of a bracelet, could do with a clean! :D
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Bracelet was my first thought, too, though of course it could have been part of any number of things.
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Easylife wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:58 pm Looks like part of a bracelet, could do with a clean! :D
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It's got unusual cast links!
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Think it’s a watch chain. When I was small I found one made of gold that was almost identical to that in a jigsaw box at my grandparents house. It had one of those latch clips at one end.It wasn’t whole and they let me keep it. Unfortunately I weighed it in at one of those gold shops many years ago!
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No idea but O think it’s lovely. Assuming it’s silver?
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:33 pm Assuming it’s silver?
Yes, I'd have expected hallmarks on something so chunky. Best to do a foil test to see if it's just cheap silver metal? A small silver chain I found every link was stamped with the lion standard mark.
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Here’s a watch chain within similar chain links..
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Easylife wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:37 pm Yes, I'd have expected hallmarks on something so chunky. Best to do a foil test to see if it's just cheap silver metal? A small silver chain I found every link was stamped with the lion standard mark.
No hallmarks 👎 so not silver . Im gonna have to stop believing people out on the fields shouting silverrrr . 😆😆😭
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joemole wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:05 am No hallmarks 👎 so not silver . Im gonna have to stop believing people out on the fields shouting silverrrr . 😆😆😭
Only part of the full chain so any marks would have been on the other sections!
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mattjb wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:49 am Only part of the full chain so any marks would have been on the other sections!
Agree, certainly looks silver!
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Its tested negative on the foil test unless ive lost my sense of smell . Best get a test myself .
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joemole wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:39 pm Its tested negative on the foil test unless ive lost my sense of smell . Best get a test myself .
The foil test doesn't always work, not entirely sure why? I could dig a hammy with a great reaction to foil. But once cleaned under the tap, no reaction at all. Seems to react with the dark silver oxide the best! :Thinking:
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joemole wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:43 pm 20210725_142356.jpg
A friend of mine sent me this photo from a facebook group . Apparently something to do with the freemasons??
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