Iron (I think) Swivel/Leash fitting?

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Another find from a while ago and I 'think' it's made of Iron, well it's very slightly magnetic, but I only have little fridge magnets to test it on. There also appears to be some surface rust in places. It was found in pasture, I can't recall the signal numbers at the moment.

The fact that it's probably iron had me thinking that it isn't that old, but the manufacture/construction does have an old look to it, at least it's very robust looking?

Any guesses as to a possible age?

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Medieval bronze swivel.

A :thumbsup:
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Blimey Tony, thanks for that. I've seen similar-ish copper alloy swivels with a similar design, but the iron threw me off. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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That is not modern in my eyes. There are file markings in the side of the loop, it’s been very well made and has the look of those medieval ring buckles in terms of design. Is it medieval? Maybe not that old but looks at least pre 1900 to me :?

Watching this one with interest :thumbsup:

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TerraEnglandia wrote: Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:06 pm Blimey Tony, thanks for that. I've seen similar-ish copper alloy swivels with a similar design, but the iron threw me off. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
What iron, mate? The loop?
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It seems to be very slightly magnetic, but I can't really be sure with these fridge magnets. :shock:
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That's been lying next to iron, Andy.

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Oh don't start confusing me even more . . . . I need more Merlot! :angel:
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Nice item that, not regularly found complete, well done but use a proper magnet :D :D :D :thumbsup:
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alloverover wrote: Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:11 pm Nice item that, not regularly found complete, well done but use a proper magnet :D :D :D :thumbsup:
Thanks alloverover. :thumbsup:
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Sorry to hear that, Andy :thumbdown:
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Wow Andy, that's quite an awesome find! I'd be well happy with that. :thumbsup:
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Easylife wrote: Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:53 pm Wow Andy, that's quite an awesome find! I'd be well happy with that. :thumbsup:
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Lovely find mate :thumbsup:
It does illustrate perfectly what can happen to copper alloy items if in the ground alongside iron. It can fool even the experienced detectorist.
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I can remember finding it, I think I even have it on one of my videos somewhere. I said something like "it doesn't look very old, I might be able to use it for something". :Thinking:
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