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Easylife
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Found on pasture, I feel that it could be horse related? Made of copper alloy with the remains of an iron fixing on the back. It appears to show tapered wear in places, perhaps from a horse rubbing?
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Back.
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The only obvious break is shown at very bottom of this pic.
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The left arm here looks decorative.
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Any thoughts?
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Maybe so. There was probably 2. One for each side of the bit
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It does look like a cheek piece - great find!
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Oxgirl wrote: Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:07 am It does look like a cheek piece - great find!
Yes it does resemble an incomplete late early-medieval Anglo-Scandinavian cheek piece, dating to the 11th century. What I thought was the flat back is maybe the front as it appears to have a little design?
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Ooh ahh, I do like a find that turns out better than first glance would suggest :thumbsup:

I think Cath has it :thumbsup:
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figgis wrote: Sat Aug 07, 2021 4:14 pm Ooh ahh, I do like a find that turns out better than first glance would suggest :thumbsup:
And no doubt many have just gone in the scrap, I may be guilty of a few? :Thinking:
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Easylife wrote: Sun Aug 08, 2021 1:57 am And no doubt many have just gone in the scrap, I may be guilty of a few? :Thinking:
Just goes to show , you have to be 100% sure it’s rubbish before you launch it into the nearest hedge!
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mattjb wrote: Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:05 pm Just goes to show , you have to be 100% sure it’s rubbish before you launch it into the nearest hedge!
I save my scrap up until I have a few buckets worth to sell, but have saved some other's from slinging some great finds. I have a separate tub for "not sure", but every now and again it gets a cull. I've taken some good bits out of club digs scrap buckets before! :D
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