A Lead whatsit and something copper

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A couple of finds from today.

The 1st one may be some sort of leg or support and it seems to be copper or copper alloy? It came from a stubble field where I've had far too many buttons, but nothing older than the 1700s so far.

Thanks for taking a look. :thumbsup:
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This lead find came from a different field, I've had a medieval pilgrim's ampula, some crusty copper coins and an old silver spoon from the same field. It may be a weight, but I haven't seen one with such a long neck before?

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First bit does indeed look like some sort of vessel leg, lead bit may be a casting sprue.
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i'm with the leg. the lead piece something that went terrible wrong when cast lol.
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Lead sends me mad because there are so many things that come out and you know they were something. I found one this week that has a flat bottom too and feels like it was something...but I doubt anyone will know what :?

Agree on the leg/foot thing on the copper alloy item. As it’s hollow it’s likely to be something lighter than a cooking pot. Maybe a candelabra foot? Or something similar?
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First one is a little curious. Could the foot have been attached to something as there appears to be a kind of rivet there? Maybe part of a handle of sorts? I'm wondering the purpose of the barb? :Thinking: Looks to have some good age to it. :thumbsup:

Lead item I'll go with casting sprue. :thumbsup:
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Thanks all for the suggestions.

A casting sprue is a good explanation and an interesting one too. The copper item only seems to be hollow at the very end and I can't get a toothpick in further than about 1cm.
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TerraEnglandia wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:00 pm Thanks all for the suggestions.

A casting sprue is a good explanation and an interesting one too. The copper item only seems to be hollow at the very end and I can't get a toothpick in further than about 1cm.
Gawd there is a rivet on the flat bit like EL suggested :shock: Defo not a foot then. Not a handle either is it? Needs more thought :thumbsup:
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Someone suggested that the copper/bronze object, might be part of a guard from a Musket, they may be onto something?

https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /artefacts
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TerraEnglandia wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:47 pm A couple of finds from today.

The 1st one may be some sort of leg or support and it seems to be copper or copper alloy? It came from a stubble field where I've had far too many buttons, but nothing older than the 1700s so far.

Thanks for taking a look. :thumbsup:

This lead find came from a different field, I've had a medieval pilgrim's ampula, some crusty copper coins and an old silver spoon from the same field. It may be a weight, but I haven't seen one with such a long neck before?

Image20200823_202049 by Terra Englandia, on Flickr

Image20200823_202113 by Terra Englandia, on Flickr
I'm absolutely clueless on both . Thats what make this hobby so interesting. .
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