Two items for dating please....

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I went out this afternoon on a new permission that has parts of a Roman road running through it...

The soil was far to dry to get any depth but I only just managed to talk the farmer into letting me on, and as it was him who suggested I come this afternoon I thought I best comply.

I only detected two small fields but had quite a lot of finds from the late 1700 on wards, including a George sixpence...

I found a few buckles, but the nicest was the harness buckle below...it has a lovely patina that the camera does not do justice too...So my question is any idea how old it is? I know they can be hard to date but would early 1800’s be a reasonable guess?
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The second item is this iron ring and I think will be undateable with any certainty...

Initially I thought it might have been bronze, but now it’s been cleaned up a bit and tested with a magnet, I know it’s ferrous....

I am not sure the rough finish is because of corrosion or because it’s handmade?

I am pretty sure it’s one for the scrap bin but thought I would ask first...
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Seeing as it’s my thread I am going to slide in one more item! 😀

I am pretty sure this is horse harness related although sure exactly what.. initially thought it was a brass plate off a blinker but I am not really sure...

If any body can hazards a guess as to what exactly it is and a like age I would be most grateful...
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Yep, looks like a blinker brass Pete, no more than 200 odd years old I shouldn't think. nice thing to find though :thumbsup:
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The second item might be horse related, but equally could be one worn on a human chest strap. I’ll see if I can find a photo of what I mean. 18th century or maybe 19th?

Edit: found one. Photo from 8678D87C-F335-4AC5-B59A-22A1001CF6B0.jpeg[/attachment]]here
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:29 pm The second item might be horse related, but equally could be one worn on a human chest strap. I’ll see if I can find a photo of what I mean. 18th century or maybe 19th?

Edit: found one. Photo from here
That's quite interesting Cath as I also found four or five brass uniform buttons in the same area...Sadly though they are too toasted to see any details .. Getting back to the plate, I wonder if the reverse with all those fixing might be a clue?
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Last one looks like a blinker plate and appears to have owners initials engraved, as they often do. Looks like it had loops on the back.
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:29 pm The second item might be horse related, but equally could be one worn on a human chest strap.
It's possible but all of the cross belt plates I have seen have two studs and a fixed pin.
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