What is this? (from the tin of tat).

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I found this last year and it went into the scrap tin. It was found in a stubble field, I don't remember the details etc, but it looks like copper.

I've put off asking for an ID until now, due to possibly looking like a fool. I'm going to ask anyway. :D

What do you think it is? :Thinking:

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Is it hollow, Andy?
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It is. :thumbsup:
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I must be a fool also then because I haven't a clue either :D
Being as your asking the audience,he only thing that I can come up with, is maybe it was once a "pawn" from a chess set maybe, Final answer ! :D
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Victorian tat, that is my opinion, and I would find it a nice spot in a hedge for future history hunters to find and ponder.
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I'll put my cards on the table. At the time of finding it, it reminded me of an old tyre valve and that's what I decided it was (and it may be). :Thinking: But . . . . I was searching for something else on the PAS website and I saw the following objects which got me wondering :-

https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/948543
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/940936
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/890586

I just thought I'd ask for some opinions, even if I risk looking a bit daft. :thumbsup:
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It would have been a very fancy tyre valve if it was one. The base of a dagger chape sounds more feasible though maybe.
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It seems to resemble some type of chape or lace tag.
Something like this https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/609404
Maybe one for the FLO?
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It's a possibility Ian, but I think my item might be a bit too wide at the base?
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I think we need to see more from your tat box my friend :thumbsup:
No such thing as a silly question about a find, people have been shocked at some of the ID's on items that doesnt scream out its identity at them :thumbsup:
Hope one of our good people get to the bottom of it for you fella
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How’s this for a silly suggestion. First and only thought is the handle of a poker
Can’t say it looks a comfortable shape but can’t think of anything else :roll:
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All suggestions are very welcome. This might be a bit too small and light for a handle though?
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First thing that crossed my mind was some sort of decorative finial?
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Me too, Pete. Trouble is, the end which would hold the diagnostic evidence is gorn.
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Could it be the finial end from a horse haine?

May be a bit too straight but my best guess

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