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Not sure what to make of this lot.
Top left appears to be some sort of decorative rim,possibly Roman?Top right is a modern brooch appears to be gold but don’t think it is.Bottom left is just plain weird and looks modern.Middle is copper alloy with a blob of solder or silver?Bottom right not sure and possibly silver.Bottom middle modern.
I would appreciate any ideas please.
Yesterday I was on a peat bog,new permission,the signals from the nox were amplified by the ground conditions,very loud and deeper than the lias clay that I’m used to,has anyone had a similar experience?
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I have one permission which was a habitation site and the black loomy soil sits on clay but is very well compacted. I can find very deep targets on it. Perfect mix of conditions :thumbsup:

Bottom centre item is a buckle centre bit from a seventeenth century spur buckle. The gold item must be gold surely? It has tulips in the design which implies post 17th century (the tulip mania was 1634-7)

Love the pin - looks Saxon to me!
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:46 am I have one permission which was a habitation site and the black loomy soil sits on clay but is very well compacted. I can find very deep targets on it. Perfect mix of conditions :thumbsup:

Bottom centre item is a buckle centre bit from a seventeenth century spur buckle. The gold item must be gold surely? It has tulips in the design which implies post 17th century (the tulip mania was 1634-7)

Love the pin - looks Saxon to me!
I would like it to be gold,it’s very thin but there’s no burnishing!5.25 grs so worth a few Bob if it is.
I’d love the pin to be Saxon but I’m cautious about over optimistic!
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Thanks Easy,that’s a first,I think?The pattern looks early,any rough idea of age?
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:46 am The gold item must be gold surely?
I would think so too. :thumbsup:
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Metalurgy wrote: Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:53 am Thanks Easy,that’s a first,I think?The pattern looks early,any rough idea of age?
Around 1500, I added a link above. :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:46 am Bottom centre item is a buckle centre bit from a seventeenth century spur buckle.
A stud chape, a poor design it seems as many break like this one has. A better design was introduced in 1720. :thumbsup:
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Metalurgy wrote: Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:18 am
I would like it to be gold, it’s very thin but there’s no burnishing! 5.25 grs so worth a few Bob if it is.
Quick density test should sort it out. I pulled up a FIX pendant the other day which is either 14 or 18K gold over brass so looks like a gold piece.
Density test on your's would give you a very good guide:
Plated brass ~ 8.5
Gold:
9ct 10.9 to 12.7
14ct 12.9 to 14.6
18ct Yellow 15.2 to 15.9

Curious about the little tube shapes on the back of each quarter piece - makes it look like a more modern process but you never know.
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Metalurgy wrote: Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:09 am Top right is a modern brooch appears to be gold but don’t think it is.
You could always just give the edge a scrape to see if it is plated.
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