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I found this today back on the hilltop pasture, it gave an 18 signal on the Equinox and it was only 5 inches deep in the soil. I was up at the higher end of the field which 'so far' has produced more finds. I think it has an old look to it, but I may be wrong? :Thinking:

I was only a couple of fields away from where I've had Roman finds fairly recently, but it still could be from any period really.

Could it possibly be Roman/IA or am I being too hopeful? [49/]

I have scoured over 100 pages on the PAS site, but haven't been able to find anything similar. :pulling hair out:

Thanks for taking a look. :thumbsup:

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It's like a furniture or door decoration, looks quite old though. :thumbsup:
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There may have been a loop on the reverse, almost like you'd find on a button. At the time I did wonder if it might have been a fancy/odd button, but it wouldn't be very practical with that shape? The appearance of the metal reminds me a little of a Trumpet brooch that I found a while back. :Thinking:
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It does appear to have had a loop at the back although, like Easylife my first thought was a door stud. Not a practical button but it could be horse related? Maybe the end of a bridle bit :Thinking:

Agree it certainly has a good age to it and is a very nice find.
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Thanks Easylife and Cath. A friend thinks it might be horse equipment related too, but at the moment I can't say for sure. :Thinking:
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My first thought was either IA or Roman and mounted on leather.Difficult to id but a lovely find,whatever it is.👍
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Thanks Metalurgy, my thoughts too. I put some photos on Twitter, also tagged a couple of the FLOs but neither have replied. :Thinking:
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A very kind person has been doing some detective work in the background and has replied to my post elsewhere (sorry), here's a link to an almost identical item to my find. The rear is different on my find (it probably had a loop attched at the centre), but the front is almost identical.

https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/985842
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Ooooh nice find fella, and great result and detective work if it turns out to be Roman :thumbsup:
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TerraBritannia wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:25 pm ...but the front is almost identical.
On yours the front protrusion appears to be well worn through it's use? :Thinking:
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It does and there are also 3 small holes on the front, I don't know if they are imperfections in the casting, but 2 of them look to be fairly symmetrical.
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Love that the mystery is solved :Party:
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