Roman Brooch Fragment?

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I found this fragment at the weekend. It has a design on it which I feel should help with its identification. I suspect it may be a fragment of a Roman brooch but I could be way off the mark - I'm still learning. So any help would be gratefully received.
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I must say it doesn't strike me as overly brooch-like, but it does appear to have some decent age to it :thumbsup:
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figgis wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:24 pm I must say it doesn't strike me as overly brooch-like, but it does appear to have some decent age to it :thumbsup:
Thanks Figgis,
The upper edge in the first image is some sort of rim or lip but it is not uniform so I don’t think this fragment was from a vessel. So a brooch or ornament came to mind.
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Agreed it's unlikely to be from a vessel :thumbsup:

One of those bits you need to keep a hold of and go "Aha!" when another turns up and is identified :D
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I'd say post medieval with those stamped letters 'GB'. It kind of resembles a large spoon handle top? :Thinking:
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I immediately thought cutlery handle too - 18th century? It could be more modern but it does look older than that :thumbsup:
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Easylife wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:30 pm I'd say post medieval with those stamped letters 'GB'. It kind of resembles a large spoon handle top? :Thinking:
Oxgirl wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:13 pm I immediately thought cutlery handle too - 18th century? It could be more modern but it does look older than that :thumbsup:
Thanks Easy and OG, I completely missed the lettering and thought the GB was part of the design when I first looked at it after cleaning - amazing the detail you can glean from a photo that you miss by eye :oops: Yes, I agree with you both about it most likely being part of a cutlery handle. :)
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Is it pewter or bronze? Looks like pewter. could the 'B' could be a 3 or maybe an 8 - I'd say spoon handle fragment
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Thanks Shaggy,
I think it's pewter.
Interestingly, I saw an item which Easylife posted this morning - a round Tudor Rose-style mount or furniture fitting. The fragment I found could possibly be a broken part of this type of item. :?:
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If you was to extrapolate out he curves, it could easily be about 40-50mm, which I’d say would be large for a spoon handle? Unless if was a very big spoon :P
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shaggybfc wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:07 pm If you was to extrapolate out he curves, it could easily be about 40-50mm, which I’d say would be large for a spoon handle? Unless if was a very big spoon :P
Thanks Shaggy,
Yes. I was thinking the same way myself. Leaning towards a round flower-type design furniture fitting.
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