Roman brooch? And possible date

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Found this item on a field quite close to a from a roman villa It seems to have a pin at the back and the remains of a rusty spring but also looks to strait or is this the type . Any help on a ID for this item would be brilliant :thumbsup:
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Either a pair of dividers (one arm missing) or a compass, older than these below
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You could be right but I can see no way that it could divide at the top and there is remains os a pin at the back couple more photes
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Definitely not a Roman brooch, unfortunately, but may be a tap handle for turning a valve of some sort :thumbsup:
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Maybe next time learning all the time :thumbdown:
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Nut cracker? That’s what I was told one that looked like yours was :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:52 pm Nut cracker? That’s what I was told one that looked like yours was :thumbsup:
That was my first thought when I saw this item, however, as it does not divide apart I ruled that one out Cath. It seems to be solid with a hole which is filled up with iron, so a bit of a ponderer me thinks :thumbsup:
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the-roman wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:08 pm That was my first thought when I saw this item, however, as it does not divide apart I ruled that one out Cath. It seems to be solid with a hole which is filled up with iron, so a bit of a ponderer me thinks :thumbsup:
Just rusted up though? That looks like a pivot pin to me :?
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Paint wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:44 pm Maybe next time learning all the time :thumbdown:
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Maybe an older window handle?
We had similar looking ones on our windows when i was a tiddler....
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Here's a better example of some dividers, likely the metal pin is a pivot and seized

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Yep, dividers, a common find. :thumbsup:
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Steve_JT wrote: Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:52 pm Here's a better example of some dividers, likely the metal pin is a pivot and seized

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Perfect match!
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