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Beckybue
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I think photo restrictions mean I could not add these last two photos.
This object I thought was a nail but, on cleaning it, I could see a lot of notching on it and it also looks bronze, but I can’t think what else it could be!
Further grateful thanks for any ideas.
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The notching is strange on this...without it i would have gone for a nail, but the notching makes it a nail with a purpose

RE: the photos, its 6 for each post, so you can then add more in the next post below it if necessary :thumbsup:
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First thing that sprang to mind was a seal top spoon handle but that could be miles off
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Thank you both for the replies. I really appreciate it. Notching from top end of object if that’s any help, but please disregard if no help whatsoever!
Huge thanks again.
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Blackadder43 wrote: Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:51 pm The notching is strange on this...without it i would have gone for a nail, but the notching makes it a nail with a purpose

RE: the photos, its 6 for each post, so you can then add more in the next post below it if necessary :thumbsup:
“a nail with a purpose” Are you saying that nails without notches have no use nor purpose in their pitiful lives? 🙀😂
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It's a bit like a bodkin, are there holes just below the top or is that just extra decoration?
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It's also quite like half of a draw handle? :Thinking:
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Easylife wrote: Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:53 pm It's a bit like a bodkin, are there holes just below the top or is that just extra decoration?
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It's also quite like half of a draw handle? :Thinking:
Thank you so much for the input Easylife. No, not a bodkin, as no holes, just notches for function or decoration. Too flimsy to be a draw handle IMO.
Am so grateful for the information though, thank you!
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Whatever it was,it looks to have some age,an interesting and thought provoking find
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Knowing the actual size may help? Maybe a stylus? :Thinking:
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Any Roman off that site? Could be a stylus from said period. Certainly looks early.
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Allectus wrote: Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:59 pm Any Roman off that site? Could be a stylus from said period. Certainly looks early.
That sounds very plausible :thumbsup: There are some Roman pins that are quite chunky and longish too aren’t there? I mean something like this one… https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... id/1037216
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Easylife wrote: Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:50 pm Knowing the actual size may help? Maybe a stylus? :Thinking:
Thank you Easylife. It’s 4.28g and 620mm long. Could be a stylus, will investigate further on PAS.
I’m so grateful for your and everyone’s input!
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Allectus wrote: Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:59 pm Any Roman off that site? Could be a stylus from said period. Certainly looks early.
Thank you Allectus.Yes I’ve found one Constantine II off the field too, but that’s it. Will research styluses/styli (?) and see what I can find out. Thanks again
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:13 am That sounds very plausible :thumbsup: There are some Roman pins that are quite chunky and longish too aren’t there? I mean something like this one… https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... id/1037216
Thank you so much Oxgirl and, yes, examining your links , particularly the third one, it could well be! I’ll be over the moon if it is 😀
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