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wittsy1
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I found these a few years back, the first four where within a 2 Metre radius followed by a fifth one a week later not to far from the first ones. I have posted on several forums where the most common ID is ???????. Can any of you good people have a bash to see if the same ID comes up.
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I for one would need a bit more information.
What metal - copper alloy / iron based
Size?
Profile shape?
My initial thought was a window fitting.
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Thanks shaggybfc,

They are Copper Alloy, 3-5" long, squarish profile and the ends appear to be hammered flat.
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Window catch handles was my first thought as well.

Another give away is the proximity to each other they were found. Could surest a window re-fit and old fittings dumped. I’ve found a couple of dumps like that, full of old stuff. Was/is there an older house nearby ?
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Right then, ready to get shot down in flames.....
Late Bronze Age- mini chisels 1500-800BC :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Have you ran these past your FLO?
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Ladybird66 wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:41 am Window catch handles was my first thought as well.

Another give away is the proximity to each other they were found. Could surest a window re-fit and old fittings dumped. I’ve found a couple of dumps like that, full of old stuff. Was/is there an older house nearby ?
Hi Val, How you doing. Definitely not window catches :thumbdown: :)
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shaggybfc wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:42 am Right then, ready to get shot down in flames.....
Late Bronze Age- mini chisels 1500-800BC :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Have you ran these past your FLO?
Bronze age tools has been the general ID's on the other forums. I found this picture of Bronze Age Chisels and Awls and there are similarities.
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wittsy1 wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:05 pm Bronze age tools has been the general ID's on the other forums. I found this picture of Bronze Age Chisels and Awls and there are similarities.
Get those to the FLO - they’ll count as a hoard and need to go through the treasure process I’m guessing. You have 14 days from when you suspect they are treasure. Just email photos and the FLO will guide you from there.

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Nice recovery As OG has said, if your FLO agrees with the ID, then they would be designated at treasure.

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The bottom photo showing the 4 items need to be shown to the FLO as others have already said.
The top photo item , not sure of due to the raised outer edges, unless it is something BA that i have not seen before.
Will be interesting to see what the FLO says.
Well done and thanks for showing to us. :thumbsup:
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Thanks all for your comments and thoughts.

Dave the Slave, it is not a raised outer edge, but more of a groove. Don't know if that makes a difference to it being possible Bronze Age or not.
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Now that would really be something Steve. The only thing I was unsure of with my first thought about window catch handles was the lack of holes. As I remember them they always had a series of hole so you could secure the window part open.

I’ll have my fingers crossed for a favourable reply from whoever is our current FLO. :thumbsup:
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