Lead Cattle Tag?

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Pete E
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Another find from earlier today....I don't think it has any great age, but I am curious about what it might be?

Another member found a very similar item, except with a different number on it...We are thinking somebody of cattle tag, but that's just a guess..

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Peter
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Interesting item on the history of tags here (although it does have a US slant).
https://www.nationalband.com/a-history- ... -ear-tags/

Off the top of my head I can not remember having seen lead ear tags.

Where was it found?, if near a wood or on an estate that used to have game shoots my thought would be that it was a disc to decide the peg that the shooter had. (For a pheasant or partridge driven shoot the guns will be placed at a stand known as a peg, usually marked by a number; the peg is a ground marker where the person will stand at during the drive - these can be decided by drawing a disc).

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Saffron wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:15 am Interesting item on the history of tags here (although it does have a US slant).
https://www.nationalband.com/a-history- ... -ear-tags/

Off the top of my head I can not remember having seen lead ear tags.

Where was it found?, if near a wood or on an estate that used to have game shoots my thought would be that it was a disc to decide the peg that the shooter had. (For a pheasant or partridge driven shoot the guns will be placed at a stand known as a peg, usually marked by a number; the peg is a ground marker where the person will stand at during the drive - these can be decided by drawing a disc).

Evan
Hi Evan,

I can see where you are coming from re the peg markers, as I did a bit of beating when I was younger however I thought most drives generally had 7 or 14 guns? The other tag that came up had a 24 on it...they were found on open fields on a dairy farm, but I have to say a lot of shotgun bases came up during the day so evidently game shooting did take place there...

Chris has PM'd the following link to Stuart Eldon's site which, towards the bottom of the page, shows Dutch Export cattle tags with a very similar design:

http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.ph ... g2_page=96

Why can't lead items be a bit more straightforward! :P

Thanks to both of you for the suggestions...

Regards,

Peter
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